Original painting. Acrylic on canvas. 100cm x 150cm x 4cm
It is spring and soon the Labour Weekend is here in Kiwiland. It is gardening time. Many holes will be dug, dozens of posts concreted, hundreds of hedges trimmed, thousands of lawns mowed and a million cups of tea made.
This style may look bold, but it has required quite a while to create the intricate dabbled light throughout the already detailed painting.
*This artwork is in the artists Premium Series as one of those favourite pieces where she feels she has captured the moment just right.
Sirpas technique is based on rich layers of color on textured canvas. The carefully selected under color for each tonality of light gives the paintings an air of depth.