Eleanor Allitt Paintings
Paintings on discarded fence panels
My current painting work is about landscape, often at dusk. It is atmospheric and depicts birds, often flying. Light is never far away, we live in the knowledge that light always returns.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
The world offers itself to your imagination,
Calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
Over and over announcing your place
In the family of things.
Nearly everyday I walk down the greenway near my house and often see Canada geese flying over, usually on their way to the park in Leamington. It is a joy to hear them calling, telling me of their presence, and announcing that they are on an important journey.
Over many years I have admired the beautiful silvery colours that old weather-beaten fence panels acquire. Some months ago I began to sand some chosen pieces, break them into manageable fragments, and rub them down. Then I started to paint on them. The natural patterns and imperfections of the wood shone through adding atmosphere and depth, and this is the overriding quality I seek to bring out in all the paintings.
You could describe my work as a series of controlled accidents, as I am constantly watching to see what presents itself. I use mixed media, mainly acrylic. The images are simple and contemporary, and in natural colours.
My aim is to develop these ideas, using larger panels, and perhaps to further research the subtle qualities of landscape at dusk.
PAINTINGS ON FENCE PANELS Acrylic and mixed Media
The paintings are presented without frames or glass, this lets the picture free, I often feel that frames act as boundaries.
The pictures consist of a fragment of fence panel mounted on painted MDF.
There is a linen hanger on the back.