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Peter Leckett

Time to Dream

Time to Dream

  • Acrylic on cradleboard
  • 18x24 in (46x61 cm), 2022
  • Signed
  • Unframed
  • Published: 2024-04-30

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'Time to Dream' features a vast expanse of open fields in the foreground, rendered in quick, textured brushstrokes of green and yellow, suggesting grass and patches of earth. The fields are punctuated by white fence posts and are divided by fencing, hinting at an agrarian setting.

In the middle ground, there's a quintessential white barn accompanied by a smaller building or shed to its left. The buildings are set against a backdrop of trees, and their white color contrasts with the darker hues of the vegetation.

The sky above occupies roughly the upper third of the composition and is dramatic and expressive, with swirling clouds in varying shades of blue, gray, and hints of warmer tones near the horizon, possibly indicating the time of day as approaching evening or reflecting the atmospheric conditions.

Flighty strokes give the impression of birds soaring in the expansive sky, adding a subtle sense of life and movement to the otherwise tranquil setting.

The overall effect is one of a peaceful countryside vista, where the broad, energetic brushstrokes bring vitality and texture to the scene, providing a sense of the untamed natural environment.