Out of the Ether is a painting of a white egret in flight below a full
moon seen through a screen of purple. It is 30x30x1.5 inches. The white egret
is a beautiful ethereal bird and is seen here flying over a lake at sunset.
Above her is a soft full moon and both she and the moon are reflected in the
misty lake beneath her which may have a layer of ice on it. The colours are
sunset colours – gold, orange, magenta and purple and a purple glaze has been
applied over it. Some was then wiped away to reveal parts of the painting so
that you get the impression of it not being quite of this world – hence the
title. In the foreground are some spindly twigs and trees which are reminiscent
of a winter landscape. The inspiration for this painting was the many winter
walks I have taken in Sussex woodland and around areas of ancient millponds
where I often see storks and egrets. I find them magical birds and wonder how
they manage to stay so white in a muddy English pond. Painted on deep edge
canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.