This large firey skies began as an exploration in colour. I wanted to find a way to achieve a sunset sky that wasn't delicate pinks but brooding, powerful reds. People often ask me how I get the colours to glow. "On Fire" appears to radiate light because of colour juxtapositions. The blues and greys activate the reds and oranges.
A monotype is a one-off hand-made print, just as unique as a painting. I used rollers and dabbers to spread out ink on a smooth plastic board then made marks with a cloth and other tools. The ink was transferred to the paper using a hand-operated printing press. I built up layers of over-lapping colous by printing several times. I incorporated textures by impressing inked up textured paper and fabric. I also used paper stencils to make the crisp edges.
Available framed, mounted or unmounted
Mounted option: it comes with an acid free double mount and backing board. Cellophane wrapped and carefully flat-packed in a strong cardboard box. UK shipping £15. Can be shipped internationally.
Framed option: The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 3cm (front) x 2cm (side) . It has an acid free double window mount and art glass for UV protection and greatly reduced reflections. Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached. Delivered by specialist art/antiques courier. UK shipping £60
Unmounted option: It comes wrapped in tissue and plastic. Flat packed for UK and rolled in a wide strong tube for international. UK shipping £15
On Fire original monotype
Dispatch and returns info
- Original hand made monotype
- Colour fast inks on BFK Rives high quality cotton rag paper
- Acid free double mount, inner white outer pale cream.
- Image size 50 x 74 cm
- Mounted size 69 x 92 cm
- Framed size 74 x 96 cm
- Signed on the front
- The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 4cm (front) x 3cm (side).
- Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached.
- It is very well packed in a spacious box with padding all round.
International customers please select unmounted option. I currently ship to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand . Please get in touch for other destinations.