|'Moonlight Shadow' - acrylic on 4x5 inches box canvas|
So, after painting the little boat floating in space a few weeks ago, I wanted to do more of these surreal little paintings and liked the idea of a stripy deckchair - perhaps subconsciously I wanted to be back somewhere warm and sunny!
|Miniature art - Moonlight Shadow|
However, rather than paint it under the sun, I stuck to my night skies theme and painted it under the moon. As I was painting it, the song 'moonlight shadow' popped into my head and got stuck there like an ear worm so that's how this little piece got its title!
|close up of deckchair and texture|
It's available to purchase either directly from my blog (link in the side bar but I think you may need to be on desktop view rather than mobile phone view) or via my Artfinder shop. •update-it's just sold! Yay!
I posted it on my Instagram account when it was finished and I was delighted to receive a commission for a similarly surreal miniature canvas with an armchair in space!
|Commission - armchair in space - acrylic on 5x5 inch canvas|
I used crackle glaze underneath the paint to create that 'cracked earth' texture and then had at it with my fine art acrylic spray paints for the background and regular acrylic paints for the milky way, moon and armchair.
Happy to say, the recipient is delighted with it and it has just arrived at it's new home today. Also off to its new home is 'A lot more than green' which sold thanks to the wonders of Facebook and is going to be taking up residence in Minneapolis (it's quite nice/bizarre to think that my paintings are getting to visit places that I probably will never get to in this lifetime!)
|close up of chair and texture|
In other news, earlier this year I was very flattered to be invited to take part in the annual Christmas art fair in Strathpeffer (down near Inverness). It is organised by Friends of the Strathpeffer Pavilion and they have an invitation only policy to keep the art fair fresh and different every year by varying the artists who exhibit each time. The handing in weekend happily coincides with our trip to Iceland so we'll be driving down that direction anyway and can drop them off en route. The fair itself is only on for four days and unfortunately because it is about a 6 hour round trip we won't be able to attend but it's lovely to have been asked to participate and fingers crossed all my art will sell so I won't have to do the drive again to collect it!