Nightfall over the Hebrides Series

Sep 25, 2009

The paintings are based on photographs taken one evening when a storm was coming in. The minimal light pollution resulted in a ghostly blue haze which inspired me to try and reproduce grainy, hazy, almost abstract paintings.
The use of oil paint alone didn't quite achieve what I was looking for so decided to experiment with glazes. Using layers of turquoise glaze transformed the paintings and immediately gave them the depth I was looking for. The finished paintings are quite atmospheric and have almost a ceramic effect from the glaze.

The series consists of nine 17 x 12.5 cm canvases and one 25 x 25 cm canvas (not shown).
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