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SEEING YELLOW
Watercolour Painting - by Maureen Wilkinson

Seeing Yellow

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Small (14.5" x 9.5") = £35.00 Medium (20" x 13") = £50.00


SEEING YELLOW
Watercolour Painting - by Maureen Wilkinson
 
Seeing Yellow is one of Maureen's larger works, and has an associated poem.  She had this to say about it...
 
"I think that most of us have experienced moments when our senses are so saturated and overwhelmed that we no-longer know where 'self' ends and the outside world begins. 

This painting and its associated poem came in response to such an experience. One late spring an over-grazed and neglected small field on my neighbour's farm declined to grow grass and instead grew buttercups. The triangular patch, hedged with yellow flowering gorse, presented a spectacle of such unexpected brightness and beauty that passing motorists and walkers often stopped in their tracks to take a second look.


For a month or two this yellow splendour was one of the visual delights of a daily walk I took with our two dogs. Approaching the flowering field there came a sense of anticipation, as if the surrounding landscape was already lit with its shine, and I too would soon be similarly illuminated; and of course many of us will remember holding the reflective yellow of a buttercup to our face as a child to prove that 'we liked butter'.


For this reason I have included three female figures in the picture, or more exactly the same figure repeated three times, with the central figure so filled with brightness that she 'might break from so much yellow heat'. Inevitably the third figure turns away with a backward glance, the yellow memory fading, the field appearing behind her like a golden wing. This picture and poem clearly depict sequencing which sometimes occur in my work, as well as illustrating my occasional verbal and visual synesthesia".

 

SEEING YELLOW


It is a fanfare blazoned at the eye's
gate. It tastes of honey, and of brass.
Each flower is a glazed cup. Their up-shine makes
the sky reveal its canopy, as if
I'm seeing a child's drawing, with the high
blue delineated. Hills and trees
are shaded brown and green, but only this
one patch is overlaid with wax,
with shining yellow wax, and lights a world
where everyone loves butter.

This is my image standing in the lane
between a yellow oblong set in green,
and the steep purple valley. I am sketched
as a faint pencil ghost, but coloured in
with the same yellow wax, as if I'm lit
from inside, like a candle in a clay
cauldron. I might break
from so much yellow heat. Now I've walked on
and must be drawn again.

Now yellow is a single angel's wing
which flies behind my head. The sky's balloon
has burst, and troupes of yellow-bellied clouds
slither and grin through air's uncharted ocean.

Maureen Wilkinson

This fine art Giclee print is on high quality achival paper.  It is supplied unmounted and unframed for ease of shipping, and will be safely packed inside a strong postal tube.  Please allow up to 10 days for delivery worldwide.


NOTE:  There are also 2 hand-signed limited edition artist's proofs available, 1 medium and 1 small, the last in each size.  Each print is signed in pencil Maureen Wilkinson, titled Seeing Yellow, and numbered 1/100 and 2/100.  The price of the small print (1/100) is £125 and the medium print ( 2/100) £225 including shipping.   To buy one of these beautiful and rare signed prints please use the donate button or bank transfer details HERE and notify me with delivery information via the contact page.  100% of the money will go to Maureen's Golden Angel Emergency Shelter. 

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