On tranquil seas
Illuminated - original monotype - image size 35 x 35 cm, framed size 56 x 56 cm. £400 unmounted, £420 mounted, £520 framed in oak with art glass
These new new seascape originals with sunset colours are a development of the seascapes with headlands I was working on last year. My aim has been to refine the colours of my sunset and sunrise skies to give more atmosphere and a sense of glowing light. The colours are reflected in the sparkling water of the sea.
Tranquillity - original monotype - image size 35 x 35 cm, framed size 56 x 56 cm. £400 unmounted, £420 mounted, £520 framed in oak with art glass
On the two above, I used gentle colour gradients in the headlands so that they appear to respond to the light and absorb the colours of the sky. I'm fascinated by how back-lighting can give the most riveting optical colours, an effect that good photographers sometimes capture.
This video shows the making of "Tranquility". It begins with two layers of ink already on the paper as I prepare the printing plate for a third, dramatic layer of colour on the sky. The headlands are printed in four steps, getting gradually darker. Read more about monotypes.
Serenity - original monotype - image size 35 x 35 cm, framed size 56 x 56 cm. £400 unmounted, £420 mounted, £520 framed in oak with art glass
I'm so pleased with "Serenity" as I had a clear idea in my head of the soft colours, the japanese influenced design and the feeling of meditative calm. I hope you think I achieved that... Below is a video of me printing the final stencil for this original monotype.
Are you curious about where these places are? They live in my imagination! They're invented places based on my memories of the coast here in Northumberland but they have a wider feeling of the coastline in general. Do they remind you of places you know? It would be great to hear about the personal connections you make to my art. Please use the comments box below.
These originals are now available to purchase. Just get in touch if you are interested by phone on 07717 256169 or by email on email@example.com They can be framed in oak with art glass to order.
If you liked these, you may be interested in the giclee prints below which also come unmounted, mounted or framed. Just click the image for more details.
Reach for the Sky, giclee print available framed, mounted & unmounted. Click the image for more details.