Thursday, 5 November 2015

Take a seat...surreal art

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'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!

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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!

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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. 

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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!

13 comments:

  1. OH my goodness, this is delightful! So striking! Excellent, Nic.

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  2. gorgeous!!! I am so happy to hear how well your art is selling Nic-much deserved. I must say that the precise shadowing of that deck chair is positively amazing!

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  3. Ahh. All so lovely and dream like!

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  4. It would be lovely to sit and relax under a sky like that! Congrats on your sales, so happy for you! And well deserved too! Love the effect of the crackle paint.

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  5. Beautiful paintings, love the idea of a deckchair under the moon and stars. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  6. I love surrealism and I really love this series of yours. :) Gorgeous!

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  7. Great use of crackle glaze. It is wonderful to think of your art crossing oceans to a new home.

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  8. Beautiful work and congrats on the sale. I just bought a webbing spray for portraits and such. Can't wait to experiment!

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  9. I absolutely love these Nic! They are so unique! I wonder if you might do more. It's a great little theme :0)

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  10. I love your night sky paintings, The deck chair and arm chair are both great. Congratulations on the sale and the commission. Good luck with your Christmas art fair. I have no doubt you work will sell.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip to Iceland. It's stunning and I bet there will be LOTS of new art inspired by your trip. (And happy anniversary to you and S.)

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  11. I love your night sky paintings, The deck chair and arm chair are both great. Congratulations on the sale and the commission. Good luck with your Christmas art fair. I have no doubt you work will sell.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip to Iceland. It's stunning and I bet there will be LOTS of new art inspired by your trip. (And happy anniversary to you and S.)

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