This Abstract Painting
This is another beautiful abstract painting created with several layers of paint. You can immediately see the depth of composition and a fantastic selection of colours.
The colours of yellow, yellow ochre and different earthy colours combine extremely well with the dominance of purple, the colour of royalty, luxury and sophistication.
Historically speaking, the purple colour was always the most expensive to produce. Purple is at the far end of the visible colour spectrum (Rainbow) and is the hardest colour for the eye to discriminate.
Purple is relatively rare in nature. It was known as Tyrian purple dye made from mucus secreted by the spiny dye-murex snail. The dye originally came from the Phoenician trading city of Tyre (Lebanon now).
When Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey, was tried in 1547 for high treason against Henry VIII, some of the evidence against him included that he had been seen wearing purple, which only the king was allowed to wear.
In 1856, 18-year-old English chemist William Henry Perkin accidentally created a synthetic purple compound while attempting to synthesise quinine, an anti-malaria drug.
Recognising that the compound could be used to dye fabrics, he patented the dye and manufactured it under the names aniline purple and Tyrian purple. The colour’s name was later changed to ‘mauve’; based on the French name for the purple mallow flower.
Rather than a palette knife, I used a paintbrush to build the layers in this painting. I used lighter colour paints in the lower layers and gradually changed to darker paints. It is one of many methods to add great depth to the painting.
The brush strokes vary between short and long creating quite a lot of movement in the painting. I really enjoyed creating this abstract painting and I hope others will, too.
- High quality acrylic paints and mixed media on a thick card. The card was tripled Gessoed in the initial preparation prior to creating the painting.
- Painting size: 45 x 63.5 cm (17.6 x 25”)
- Mat mount size: 54 x 75 cm (21.25 x 29.5”)
- The painting is mat mounted professionally on a white mat (see images above). The painting and mat are not framed.
- This painting is finished with a light coat of varnish.
- It is worth noting that the actual colours of the images shown here may slightly vary depending on your screen.
- Each painting is signed and dated on the front and back.
- A Certificate of Authenticity is shipped with each painting.
- Packaging: The painting will be wrapped in acid-free material and delivered in an appropriate postal package.
- Environment: My little contribution to the environment. I do my best to hand-write, as much as possible, to minimise paper and printing waste. I also try to recycle packaging materials, where possible.
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