New original abstract painting: Éclat

New original abstract painting: Éclat

by Jayne Leighton Herd 23 March, 2010

This painting is called Éclat, which in French, in this context, means 'burst'. To me this French word fits the painting better than the English equivalent (possibly because I speak as much French as English each day!).

I showed this abstract painting at the Press Launch of the Reading Contemporary Art Fair yesterday (more about that in my next blog post) and got lots of great feedback.

Several people at the launch asked me what had influenced this work. And the answer to that is something which is currently causing me considerable concern: the proposed development of all available land surrounding the area I live in. Not only will we lose further green spaces and countryside, but the local infrastructure is already over-stretched before this new construction even takes place. At what point will complete saturation occur? In my artwork an urban bursting-point is reached in abstract form!

I would love you to share your thoughts on this work with me below.

Éclat

 

Eclat, original abstract painting by Jayne Leighton Herd. 'Eclat', original abstract painting by Jayne Leighton Herd. © Jayne Leighton Herd. All rights reserved.

 

Eclat
Acrylic on canvas
44 x 60 x 3.8 cm
Éclat - close-up detail:
Eclat, original abstract painting by Jayne Leighton Herd. 'Eclat', original abstract painting by Jayne Leighton Herd. © Jayne Leighton Herd. All rights reserved.

 

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Jayne Leighton Herd
Jayne Leighton Herd

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Jayne Leighton Herd is a professional fine artist & designer known particularly for her abstract paintings on canvas and on plexiglass. Jayne also undertakes commissions for bespoke art for both individual and commercial clients.




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