Cityscape in oil on canvas “Your love has given me wings” by Sara Sherwood
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My aim is to create a cityscape that is a lightscape painting of London. Thinking about the northern lights coming to London and combining that with the energy of movement throughout the city. Combining vibrancy and calm is an interesting process on many levels. Hope you enjoy! To see more visit www.sarasherwood.co.uk
“Bringing the Rainbows down to Earth” cityscape painting of London by Sara Sherwood
Cityscape painting of London “Bringing the Rainbow down to Earth” by Sara Sherwood was inspired by my love of light and rainbows. Rainbows are full of grace and beauty and I wanted to express this happiness in a contemporary work of art.
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“The Real Power” oil on canvas cityscape painting by Sara Sherwood
This cityscape painting of London “The real power” is about the power of love. I believe in focusing on the positive. These modern cityscapes are colourful and my aim is for my art to uplift. I work quickly with brushes, palette knives and my hands to create these contemporary paintings. The art just evolves as I work (in oil on canvas) with ideas unfolding as I paint.
Artist Statement by Sara Sherwood Contemporary Abstract Artist
There is beauty everywhere and I am captivated by the reflections, shapes and angles
of the city as well as the curves in nature. I interpret a view with emotion and express that in paint. My aim is to bring positivity into a work of art.
I begin to work as I am but with clear intention and faith by the end of the painting we have both been transformed into beauty with a strength that is beyond my understanding. When I am feeling very happy I use the lifted feeling in my heart to push the paint into joyous swoops and swirls and capture that moment of pleasure and freedom.
My spiritual journey and free thinking approach to fine art began in 2000. I studied at Bournemouth and Poole college of Art and Design from 1986 to 1988 and prior to that at Herefordshire college of Art and Design from 1984 to 1986. Having worked in the design sector for 16 years, I became a full time artist in 2005.
Working in oil on canvas, my passion is for colour, self-expression and fluidity. I love to work alla prima, putting colours down instinctively, blending with brushes and using my hands and a palette knife with intuition and spontaneity.
Inspiration comes from a source far greater than me: everyday moments; nature and life experiences all add to the creative process. When I paint I am fulfilled and aim to pass this love, spirituality and joy into my art.
Abstract painting “Double rainbow” by Sara Sherwood in oil on canvas
Painting tip for today is follow your heart when it comes to painting. To express yourself fully I believe art has to come from the heart. The happier and more positive you can be will impact your work and follow through into your creativity. My paintings of London, New York and Paris all have positive themes and my focus is to uplift and be joyous. The abstract painting below also holds a kind wish for the couple that commissioned it. For me the process of painting is cathartic and will also heal me as I work in oil on canvas.
Cityscape “I found the bottom of the rainbow” abstract art by Sara Sherwood
This painting of London is about gratitude, the inspiration “I found the bottom of the rainbow” came to me when I was thinking about my art and how happy I am when I paint and when I make someone else happy when the art gives them pleasure in their home or office. I have found my pot of gold. In this contemporary work of art the colours are fresh and bright on a white background which captures the essence of spring and new life in a cityscape.
Abstract oil painting of Landscape by Sara Sherwood
This abstract oil painting was created on commission as corporate art for City Asset in London. They ordered a range of hand embellished prints of London for their meeting room suite and then decided on an original oil on canvas for their reception area. The brief was to create something welcoming and warm to compliment the reception area. This work of art was painted “all-prima” in a semi-abstract style. The office does not have natural light so I was keen to bring the beauty of the great outdoors inside.
Painting of London “Basking in Sunshine” by Sara Sherwood
This oil painting of London was inspired by the protection of St Pauls’ Cathedral during the second world war. It is also fused with the idea of flowers in hanging baskets in and around the city. In this cityscape I wanted to create an abstract work of art that was uplifting and full of life. It has 22 carat gold leaf in the centre of many flowers which adds a richness to the oil painting. For more paintings of London, Paris, New York, Venice and Hong Kong please visit www.sarasherwood.co.uk.
“Gunmetal Sky”, Ephesians 6 NIV by Sara Sherwood Oil on canvas
Oil on canvas painting of London by Sara Sherwood includes 20 Fenchurch Street, tower bridge, tower 42 and Heron tower.
Named “Gunmetal Sky”, inspired by The armour of God, Ephesians 6
This new work of art was created over 4 sessions, each time adding layers and taking the art in new directions until it felt complete. I hope your find peace in this work of art. I love London and am proud to live in this amazing city.