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The Pink Cloud – Sunset at Black Nore Lighthouse



The Pink Cloud – Sunset at Black Nore Lighthouse – I belong to a small group of artists called Art6, each month we all create a piece of work to a defined theme. ‘The Pink Cloud – Sunset at Black Nore Lighthouse’ was created for a monthly theme of ?Sun?.

One of my aims as an artist is to try to communicate to the viewer, not just how a place looked, but a sense of how it made me feel. I never get tired of looking at sunsets, there is something so uplifting about this display of the wonder of our world. A sense of peace that takes you away from the cares of the day. Previously I have never really tried to do sunset paintings as I feel I can?t possibly capture the beauty and peace and I fear they will end up looking cheesy?
This month with our theme of SUN I?ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and given it a go. Here is my rendition of a sunset I saw a while ago at Blacknore Point which is just along the coast from my house. I?m not sure I?ve captured it but at least I gave it a go?.
What do you think – cheesy?

The original painting will come mounted on a black painted frame – size 16 inch x 16 inch

A signed giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made. Signed giclee prints are supplied with a backing board and wrapped in biodegradable cellophane. The following sizes are available for this painting:

Size Paper Size Actual Image Size
Small 21 x 21 cm 19 x 19 cm
Large 32.9 x 32.9 cm 30 x 30 cm

My paintings are mainly painted on pure Chinese habotai 8 silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.

The finished painting is removed from the wooden frame, ironed to fix the colour in the fabric and stretched onto acid-free mountboard ready for framing.

You can see a time lapse video of me painting here.

Additional information


Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print


16 x 16 inch, 20 x 20 cm, 30 x 30 cm, 40 x 40 cm

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