35 x 28 cm art print of Summer Fields by Joan Eardley from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
This work was painted outdoors near Catterline, the small fishing village south of Aberdeen where Eardley spent much of her time from the 1950s. Her expressive use of paint and warm colours combined with deep shadows evokes the summer sun on a golden crop.
She has heightened the sense of realism in ‘Summer Fields’ by adding grass, picked as she worked, to its surface. The land and seascape around Catterline inspired many of Eardley’s most memorable works, some of which verge on abstraction.
Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (18 May 1921 – 16 August 1963) was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and surroundings on the North-East coast of Scotland. One of Scotland's most enduringly popular artists, her career was tragically cut short by breast cancer.
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