Parade by Kenneth Webb
Oil on Canvas, 20" x 30" / 51cms x 76cms
Beyond the grand spectacle of this meadow filled with scarlet poppies, the line of shrubs and trees watch quietly, part-silhouetted by the lough beyond.
Poppies have been a recurrent theme of Kenneth’s oeuvre since the 1960s. He is constantly drawn back to the enduring challenge of capturing their simplicity of form in his bold, textured brushstrokes. The tint and colour of the poppy varies so greatly, with season and light and movement. Sometimes the light shines entirely through the petal as though transparent, at other times the colour is opaque, creating what Kenneth describes as ‘an exhilarating impact’. Whilst an individual poppy may enchant, when grouped in a great display, the impact can be tremendous.