These are the original 8×6″ paintings of ‘ghost trees’ – white egg tempera paint on coloured washes, built up to create a complex mixture of textures and tones.
There are only four available – one on red, one on dark green, one on ochre and one on brighter green. Each tree is shown in a byzantine manner, reflecting the ‘energeia’ – energies – of God within creation, so some have described them as having personalities. I am inspired by walks in my local woods, where trees throughout the year are the backdrop to my ‘best times’, when I can notice small details in berries as well as see the growing shape of the ‘framework’ of branches and trunks.
Each work is in pure egg tempera, mixed mostly with earth pigments although the bright red uses a synthetic vermillion (the ‘real’ version being toxic). They are ideal as gifts and would suit a variety of occasions and interiors. The painting will arrive in acid-free tissue, sandwiched by rigid cardboard and in recorded postal service.