Mixed Media on Canvas over Board
790 x 790 mm
Janette Cervin creates large-scale paintings that offer an invitation to an immersive antipodean paradise teeming with exquisitely detailed New Zealand flora and fauna. Vibrant hues bring plumage and petals to the forefront, creating a whimsical dance of detail and colour. An immersive illusion of depth is created through the combination of traditional painting conventions and applications of thick layers of glossy resin. This process is repeated to accentuate a three dimensional space. Some areas are also intentionally sanded back, resulting in some flower details being suspended throughout the painting at varying depths from the surface. This ghostly hint of flowers amongst the viscous glazed layers alludes to the pentimento effect achieved by the old masters and builds a unique depth of scene that draws the eye in, providing a sense of full immersion within the landscape.