Red Sunset Glow at the End of a Long Week - Mixed Media Abstract Painting
Original Abstract Colourful Modern Mixed Media Textile-Inspired Artwork: entitled Red Sunset Glow at the End of a Long Week part of "Woven Contemplation" series
Mixed media original one-of-a-kind artwork
Inspired by my love of nature's colours, textures and patterns
Part of my Woven Contemplation series of original artworks, inspired by the history and tradition of textiles
Media used include liquid acrylic ink, acrylic paint, pencil, paint pen on watercolour paper
Size 65 cm x 95 cm (or about 26 inches x 38 inches)
As this is a purely abstract painting and can displayed horizontally and vertically, I sign this painting on the front once it finds a new home and the client chooses how to display it
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
Sold unframed, needs a frame for display and artwork protection
Shipping - rolled up in a protective cardboard tube
My mixed media original one-of-a-kind artwork is entitled Red Sunset Glow at the End of a Long Week. This artwork is inspired by my love of nature's colours, textures and patterns. With my travels to over 50 years, I've been lucky enough to witness some spectacular sunsets. I love the magical way that the colours come and go into the sky. How they dance above the horizon in mysterious shapes and unpredictable patterns. And the way that sunsets tend to always make me think of travelling and further lands to explore. And yet, it is the red sunset witnessed alongside the Thames river after a long week at my corporate job, before I left, that was the inspiration for the colours of this artwork. It had been a long week (as they all were at that time, with be being very unhappy working in an office)... and on a Friday early evening, I was walking along the north side of the Thames river from Blackfriars Bridge to Embankment... watching this spectacular sunset dance and unfold before me.
This painting is part of my Woven Contemplation series, inspired by the history and tradition of textiles. I find textiles endlessly comforting, whether they are a jumper knitted by my mother, a scarf that I've knitted, or some Christmas tree ornaments that I've hand stitched and embroidered. Textiles are comforting and historic. From a visual perspective, textiles have so much texture and pattern, and this is part of what I was trying to evoke with these textile-inspired series of artworks.
I strive to create artwork that is beautiful and inspiring... artwork that transports the viewer into another world... art that is calming and serene but also full of life and energy. I adore strong colours that jump out of the painting and grab attention. The bolder the better! I've created this artwork using inks, acrylic paint and water on luxury heavyweight Fabriano watercolour paper. The thickness and texture of this specialty paper allow the inks, paint and water to play together and enable me to create some wonderful patterns and textures. To add some additional detail and interest to this artwork, I've also used some white pencil and paint pen.
I am driven by a need to create. I’m happiest when I’m creating something beautiful – something that inspires, lifts up and brings joy and colour to the world. Something that hopefully others love to look at and gives them joy.