Joan Eardley

Flowers

About this artwork

Eardley’s favourite subjects were the landscape in and around the fishing village of Catterline, on the North East coast of Scotland, and children in the Townhead area of Glasgow, where she had a studio. Her flower paintings are rare and belong mainly to periods of illness when she was unable to work outside: friends would bring bunches of wild flowers to her studio for her to paint. This oil painting shows the enjoyment she had painting with thick oil paint, exploring texture and movement, with the odd splash of colour.

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  • title:
    Flowers
  • accession number:
    GMA 5241
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    after 1963
  • measurements:
    76.00 x 50.50 cm (framed: 89.00 x 59.50 x 5.40 cm)
  • credit line:
    The Henry and Sula Walton collection: bequeathed 2012
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley