The acrylic painting on canvas depicts an exterior wall made of rough rocks, with an old window situated on one side. The window has a red wooden frame and a tray hanging from it, which is overflowing with bright orange flowers.
The wall is bathed in warm sunlight, casting a glow on the rocks and illuminating the vivid hues of the flowers. Yet, the wall is also partially covered in the shadow of a large tree without leaves, which appears to be situated just out of the frame of the painting. The nice pattern of the tree’s branches is visible in the shadows cast on the wall, lending a sense of depth and complexity to the scene.
The canvas measures an impressive 36 x 60 inches, my largest acrylic painting to date, making it a dominant presence on any wall. The painting has been thoughtfully framed by the owner to enhance its beauty, and it now hangs proudly in the staircase of a house on the south shore of Montreal. As you climb the stairs, your eye is drawn to the painting, with the tree you imagine from its shadow. The placement of the painting in the staircase is particularly effective, as it allows the viewer to appreciate the painting from different angles as they ascend or descend the stairs.