Where the Wind Blows
Where the Wind Blows by Kenneth Webb
Oil on Canvas; 20" x 24" / 51cms x 61cms
The Irish west coast is an ancient land scarred from endless battering by wind and rain; but even here in the fleeting summer; the fragile brilliant bloom of poppies touches all with colour and warmth.
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.