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Acrylic Paint on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

The original image for this painting came from the desire for a portrait of two siblings running and playing, as children do, on a beach at sunset. The freedom and joy of the image captured my imagination and I proceeded to replicate this feeling with a colourful array of expressionistic colours in a loose pop art form. I was particularly taken with the silhouetted forms against the sun setting over the rocks and sea and specifically avoided using black in following in the Impressionist's vein. The light highlighting the figure of the girl contrasted against the colourful watery background captures the softness of the water and this colourful light filled space. Use of contrasted colours such as green and orange helps to guide the eye.
Named after an Emily Dickinson poem "A prison gets to be a friend" where Dickinson reflects on her chosen reclusiveness and contrasts it against childhood freedom of "splashing in the pools" - for me it begs the question as to why as adults we cannot keep a playful childlike delight in our lives.
In this painting I've used high quality artist acrylics and mediums. As with most of my paintings I personally mount it on an "inbuilt" frame and then paint the painting as the frame and board as one unit. The painting is fitted with a wire and two D rings and is ready to hang.

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This painting is painted using professional quality artist acrylic paints and mediums from Matisse, Golden, and Liquitex Professional Spray Paint. The painting is finished with a high gloss oil based Matisse Varnish which gives the surface of the painting a beautiful, expressive, high-gloss finish.

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