Winter Abstract Painting

Part of the seasons collection including winter, autumn, while spring and summer are still on the way, acrylic on canvas ready to be hanged in your living room or bedroom. The perfect home interior decoration if you like a winter abstract painting to warm up your place.

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This piece was inspired from Winter.  The style from the beautiful short animated film called ” The Man who planted trees”

See this masterpiece The Man who planted trees

The story begins in the year 1913. When this young man is undertaking a lone hiking trip through Provence, France, and into the Alps, enjoying the relatively unspoiled wilderness.

The narrator runs out of water in a treeless, desolate valley where only wild lavender grows. There is no trace of civilization. except old, empty crumbling buildings. The narrator finds only a dried up well, but is saved by a middle-aged shepherd who takes him to a spring he knows of.

Curious about this man and why he has chosen such a lonely life, the narrator stays with him for a time. The shepherd, after being widowed, has decided to restore the ruined landscape of the isolated and largely abandoned valley, by single-handedly cultivating a forest, tree by tree. The shepherd, Elzéard Bouffier, makes holes in the ground with his curling pole. Drops into the holes acorns that he has collected from many miles away.

 

1920

The narrator leaves the shepherd and returns home. Later fights in the First World War. In 1920, shell-shocked and depressed after the war, the man returns. He is surprised to see young saplings of all forms taking root in the valley. New streams running through it where the shepherd has made dams higher up in the mountain. The narrator makes a full recovery in the peace and beauty of the regrowing valley. Continues to visit Bouffier every year. Bouffier is no longer a shepherd, because he is worried about the sheep affecting his young trees, and has become a bee keeper instead.

Over four decades, Bouffier continues to plant trees, and the valley is turned into a kind of Garden of Eden. By the end of the story, the valley is vibrant with life and is peacefully settled. The valley receives official protection after the First World War. (The authorities mistakenly believe that the rapid growth of this forest is a bizarre natural phenomenon, as they are unaware of Bouffier’s selfless deeds), and more than 10,000 people move there. All of them unknowingly owing their happiness to Bouffier. The narrator tells one of his friends in the government the truth about the natural forest, and the friend also helps protect the forest.

The narrator visits the now very old Bouffier one last time in 1945. In a hospice in Banon, in 1947, the man who planted trees peacefully passes away.

 

What good is the warmth of summer

without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winterfriends are friends forever.” “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

  • Dimension 100cm x 50cm
  • Material Acrylic on Canvas
  • Year 2010