As with many of my paintings, the inspiration for this work came from a walk in the surrounding area. Looking up as we walked under a row of trees, I saw a pair of pigeons sitting. I shot a picture of the scene with my mobile phone and actually knew immediately what the title should be. When I started working on the painting, I was mostly reminded of the war between Russia and Ukraine, but before the painting was finished, the war between Israel and Hamas was added. However, the message contained in the work remains: I wish everyone in this world as peaceful an existence as these two lovebirds. Make love, not war!
This painting is currently in exhibition and for sale via gallery Domo Eclectica in Gouda.
Here you can see how this painting was created in many short strokes with the flat brush:
€ 2.400,00 (incl. VAT)