Katie Gillgren

A home away from home

Acrylic on Canvas

50 x 40cm

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In response to the soldiers fighting in war I have painted a Labrador as a symbol of calm. My painting called “A home away from home” indicates that before the soldiers went to go and fight they would have the dogs by their side to make the experience less stressful. I have used a range of colours the reds and the browns symbolise what is going on in the battle ground and the yellows and the bright colours symbolise happiness. The medium that I have used is acrylic paint and my painting is not meant to be surreal but rather to be a bit more abstract. My canvas size is 50cm by 40cm as I didn’t want this image to be overpowering.