A slimline original painting with a shimmering bronze base and rich foreground colours
No mistaking the subject matter for this artwork; inspired by a thesis on the exothermic properties of hell (yes, for real)
There’s a post that came alive on the net about ten years ago about a student submitting a term paper on the exothermic properties of hell and the theory that it could actually freeze over. For a budding amateur physicist it makes great reading; but on a human level the author relates this potential event to getting back with his girlfriend and thus offering it as a proven possibility for that to happen.
I love the factual scientific accuracy, the fun element and the humanity that plays out within it. These are the qualities I wanted to bring into this painting. And although it’s only relatively small (for me anyway) it’s ticked all the boxes as far as I’m concerned.
There are clever references to the Eternal Fire (you can clearly see flames in one of the close-ups) and to the Devil himself (also shown in the pictures above). There is the element of cooling too as shown with the white elements. I’ve given the whole piece a base of shimmering bronze (mixed with a little metallic powder and a hint of orange) to offset the raging inferno that sits above it; a perfect accompaniment to almost any surrounding. Neutrality need not be boring… If you need warmth but your walls aren’t huge this could be right up your street.
- Size (cm): 140 x 40 (55″ x 16″)
- Canvas: Belgian medium weave; 375 gsm
- Primer: Three coats prior to painting
- Paints: My own formula enamel paints (9 colours)
- Frame: 44mm Museum graded European softwood with ultra-low moisture content
- Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse
- Stands 46mm away from the wall
- Can be hung in any orientation (upside down, lengthways etc)
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