About this artwork
A stunning original abstract floral painting inspired by the colours and shapes of the tropical regions along the East Coast of Australia. All around Cairns and Northern Queensland areas are bursting with beautiful lush foliage and colourful botanical plants. This painting is a close up view that is emphasising the stunning organic shapes of the leaves and petals, showcasing the beauty of our Australian flora.
Contemporary floral painting by South Australian floral artist Amber Gittins.
I begin with choosing my colour palette which gives me an insight into the mood of the painting right away. I then start to layer the acrylic paint, more often than not I'm working from left to the right of the canvas. (Some people have commented how unusual this process is, I see it as completely normal). Building up the colours and textures as I go, I often use complementary colours to create the depth and contrast to the artwork. I also love to show movement which comes from exaggerating the sweeping movement of the brush as I paint and also being aware of areas of dark and light tonal values to create form.
The painting has been created on artist quality 100% cotton canvas and finished with a double coat of UV resistant gloss varnish, protecting the longevity and enhancing the vibrancy of the colours.
The sides of the canvas have been painted and is a continuation of the painting, so that the image wraps around the edges. I like how this gives it a finished look and a bonus there is no need for framing as it already looks great. Although framing can look amazing as well.
It comes stretched and ready to hang with a sturdy wire and D-hooks fitted across the back. You just have to take it out of its box and pop it up on your wall.
Your painting will be hand signed on the front and back, with its title written on the rear of the canvas. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity.