Good morning everyone. Well, there are only two more days to see my lockdown painting at the Open Art Exhibition by Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield, UK. But it looks really good up on the wall at Exchange Place Gallery – see this poster for details.
Honestly, I was thrilled to bits to be accepted for the Open, this is the first time I got in! And, I decided to enter a lockdown painting in acrylic that I did last summer. Actually, I just sat down to do an intuitive abstract and gradually this figure emerged. So I ran with it and developed a cafe setting around it, with the light emerging through the tall windows, revealing the stripped pine floor. She sits alone at a table for one, covered by a gorgeous pink and yellow embroidered cloth. And you can almost smell the dark brown coffee and taste the dainty chocolate cup cake. In fact, the yearning for cafe society that I suffered from last year probably inspired me to paint this picture!
However, this is what I see, and you can obviously see into it anything you like! Anyway, I’m so glad that the gallery gave my picture its few minutes in the limelight! Have a look at this post here for another intuitive abstract in a similar colour palette.
6 Replies to “Coffee for One, Lockdown Painting”
A powerful painting that embodies what we have lived through, and what we still face.
Thank you, J. I’m glad that you could see what I tried to put into the painting.
Your painting encapsulates the isolation many of us experienced during the past lockdowns. I’m an introvert, but still felt its effects.
Thank you, KT. I think everyone must have felt the pressure of the isolation. Hopefully, we will move more steadily to a more normal way of life now.
Looks fabulous on the wall, Margaret! I agree with the other commentators – powerful work of a hugely powerful shared experience — the Lockdown! Thank you! 😊
Thank you, Felipe. I’m so pleased that you ‘get’ it. We are closing back down a bit more here in the UK, hopefully not for too long.