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Jun Chen Magnolia trees

oil on canvas

201 x 304 cm

Toowoomba is not far from Brisbane, where I live. It is situated at the top of a mountain that is about 800 metres high. In September, it is covered in spring flowers. I love to be there in spring and paint the views. This is one of my Toowoomba spring paintings. Pink magnolia trees cover almost the whole canvas, while the blue sky makes a strong colour contrast. Painting the field and remote mountain with big marks, combined with the magnolia trees, makes the whole painting active and powerful. It also shows how prosperous, joyous and hopeful spring is.

Jun Chen, 2019