The power of silver
Solarcoaster is huge new black and silver painting that also features accents of metallic copper and white. It’s just four colours that have gone into this explosive and dynamic new artwork. The techniques for applying the paint are numerous as are the details and effects they have produced and I am delighted with how it has turned out.
The painting is carried by that thick, deep, glossy base coat of black and this sets the foundations for what lies above. The almost abyss-like depth is a real show stealer in my opinion and couldn’t be better for showing off that incredible silver.
The metallic properties of it catch and reflect light in the most amazing ways – meaning that its appearance is constantly changing depending on where you view it from. It has formed into rich, deep folds in places and in others it’s been cast into the ether like some cosmic radiation flung into the far reaches of the cosmos.
All that comes from just one can of paint – cool right?
In comes the copper and gold
This is a repeating colour in many of my original artworks because it’s simply breath-taking. In the phots you can see how it has this bubbling and celling effect. It also exists in swathes over to one side and it’s this that acts as a counterweight to the silver and it also brings a little warmth to the painting too.
There are also some small fleck of the Queen’s Gold (how I refer to it on our live streams as it’s only us and HM The Queen that use it according to the paint manufacturers!). This is another twist in an already complex painting that just keeps on giving.
The whole combination is one of extreme power and energy but also one of subtlety and grace. It is entirely possible to have a painting that hits these yin and yang points and it’s exercised wonderfully in Solarcoaster.