The title may send your memories back to the kids TV show form the 70’s and 80’s called Rainbow; nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s a rather happy memory as far as I’m concerned – I used to love that show. And in particular the theme tune.
Anyway, the name is appropriate for other reasons too. It’s a painting that is extremely buoyant and happy. It’s full of rich, bright colours and it makes me feel like I’m being lifted upwards.
It’s got a natural rainbow of colours in the palette I used so the connection with the TV show and to rainbows in general is apparent.
There is also a strong tropical element to this painting too. Not that I’ve been anywhere that remotely looks tropical, but I love to visit places in my mind – especially when I’m painting.
Often this can lead to some highly unexpected twists and turns. But the foundation for this painting is the colour. And if were to pick out one it would be the turquoise green. It’s actually a derivative of a colour used on Piaggio scooters but messed around with to suit my own uses.
It has the most wonderful luminosity and I have only ever really used it on one other painting before called Alive and Kicking. When put with the right colours around it it’s gorgeous.
As usual I’ve managed to pack in some great detailing and interesting paint effects. And though you can marvel at the intricacies of the weaves and blends forever this is a painting that works from any distance.
And that’s a very desirable quality because it means that wherever you place it you’ll get all the colour and joy, the buzz of owning an original contemporary artwork and the knowledge that every day will be a sunny day when you walk past it.