By Luba Arnold-Larnie
All acrylic and pastel on deep canvas
Framed - white floating frame
Image size: H: 100cm x W: 80cm
Framed size: H: 104m x W: 84cm
More eyecatching work from Luba.
Staying Longer would make the perfect central focus drama for a living room or hallway wall. Especially where it can be viewed from a distance or as you enter the room.
This vibrant abstract creation is inspired by a Gloucestershire rural evening, enjoyed by the artist.
Energy and calm interplay in her colour choices and compositions.
"The colours were inspired by sunsets while walking in the Gloucestershire countryside," Luba explains. "It's amazing what an array of colours nature creates to paint these times of day, depending on the season and the climate."
ABOUT LUBA ARNOLD-LARNIE
Luba is a contemporary landscape artist living in Gloucestershire.
Her abstract paintings explore an emotional representation of nature in all of its states and behaviours, from gentle and calm to brutal and violent.
In her exuberant, colour-drenched depictions, Nature comes to life and unleashes its full, elemental force, from shimmering sunshine to turbulent storm, dawn to dusk.
With acrylic, oil and charcoal as her main media, she plays with pure colours, light effects and form, intensifying them, pushing them to extremes. Palette knife marks create texture and numerous layers of paint overlap to add depth.
Luba's approach combines painting from memory, sketches, photographs and, of course, on location work. Her technique is energetic and intuitive. There's often a spontaneous reaction - or an impression of spontaneity.
It's about the way a subject or scene makes both the artist and the viewer feel: how we respond to shape and colour, to dynamic pattern and brush marks.
Her artworks have appeared in exhibitions in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Devon and Cornwall. She has a degree in Art History.