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Peter Leckett

Midday Pause

Midday Pause

  • Acrylic on cradleboard
  • 11x14 in (28x36 cm), 2020
  • Signed
  • Unframed
  • Published: 2024-04-30

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'Midday Pause' is a vibrant acrylic painting that depicts a lush landscape scene. It captures the essence of a tranquil natural environment with towering evergreen trees that dominate the composition. These trees stand tall against a background palette of blues and greens, suggesting the presence of either distant tree-covered hills or a serene expanse of sky.

In the foreground, there is a lush meadow rendered in a myriad of green, yellow, and orange brushstrokes, indicating wild grass and perhaps blooming flowers or the changing colors of the vegetation. A striking feature of this painting is the reflection visible at the bottom; the mirror image of the trees and the colors of the meadow suggests a calm body of water, like a pond or small lake, adding a sense of peaceful symmetry to the scene.

Peter's technique involves bold, confident strokes, giving the work a dynamic texture that conveys the vibrancy and raw beauty of nature. The use of light and shadow, along with the varying hues, helps create a sense of depth and brings the scene to life. Overall, this artwork exudes a sense of serene wilderness and the untamed beauty of a natural landscape.