Here Comes the Sun

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A medium sized orange and blue abstract art painting with bold shapes and colours

Despite the relatively simple layout this painting features 14 beautiful colours, gorgeous tonal blending and an epic champagne gold
150cm x 120cm (59″ x 47″)


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Here comes the sun

In this orange and blue abstract art work there’s lots of reasons to feel joyful. Not least because of that radiating swell of orange and yellow in the middle. It was the catalyst in deciding how and what to form around it.

The entire painting was conceived from a single desire to put these two magnificent colours together.

Putting the elements together

In order for you to fully appreciate the warmth at the centre of the painting I needed to place it against darker, stronger colours. Part of that is the desire to contain the orange and yellow but it’s mainly because it helps you to see the light when the darkness is surrounding it.

In this instance the darkness is made up of burgundy, Swarez metallic blue, a dark metallic blue, a mid grey and black. Furthermore the principle of contrasting light and dark is continued on to the background; the darker colours I just mentioned also need to be shown off so they in turn need something light to be set against.

That’s where that beautiful champagne background comes in to play. It’s the critical part of the painting in fact. It was created using white, cream and metallic gold.

When all is said and done though my eye is always drawn to the orange and the blue colours. I feel very happy looking at this painting.

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Techniques used

Sometimes it’s the simplest of ideas that can create the biggest headaches. In order to make something look effortless there’s usually a mountain of effort, sweat and practice that lies beneath it.

And so it is with some of my more minimal works of art. I can do crazy, busy and action-packed with relative ease because I am so well practiced at it now. But stripping back the layers can often be a challenge for me and the need to let the shapes and colours speak for themselves can be a massive struggle.

In order to do that then I need to consider my decisons very carefully. What colour and shade, how far to take it, where to drag it, how to blend it, when to stop and when to start. The decision list on even the smallest of applications can be frustratingly long.

In this a orange and blue abstract art work I have mainly used a drag and remove technique for the main colours. This is done with a variety of flat tools that are either made from rubber or plastic.

The perfect size

I like the dimensions of this painting a lot. It will fit upright in a hallway, catch you on a small feature wall as you walk into a bedroom or greet you with a smile as you breeze past it on a landing or stairwell.

It’s big enough to make you feel that you own a big piece of abstract art but not too large that it smacks your face each time you walk past it. If it did ever do that then at least it’s a happy smack!

Free home viewing

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  • Canvas: Bespoke weave cotton duck 345gsm
  • Preparation: Factory applied gesso primer plus one additional skim coat
  • Paints: Enamel paint, 14 colours
  • Frame: 44mm Museum graded floating frame with 8 tensioning corner wedges.
  • Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse