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“A Break in the Clouds” seascape Giclée Fine Art Print


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“A break in the clouds” Giclée Fine Art Print on Hahnemüle Pearl paper. Various sizes available

Hahnemüle Pearl has a smooth orange peel texture and a bright neutral white base. It creates really natural black and white images and offers vibrant colour reproduction and great detail too. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel. The satin finish of the resin coating gives depth to the image. This combined with the texture and vibrant colour reproduction give the image the feel of an oil painting. This is one of the most suitable of the Giclée Art Paper range for mounting.

The stormy seas off the south devon coast turn the sea into slate grey colour. This inspired “A break in the clouds”. The original painting can be seen here. It shows a large wave cresting, lit by the sun through a gap in the clouds turning the very top of the wave turquoise. The time of day is key here. It is very late in the day, the light is fading fast. The highlights become a mixture of blues and turquoise contrasting with the deep blue and green shadows in the water.

There are many reasons I like to work in oils. Firstly, because of their versatility. Secondly, I can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. Finally, it is such robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too.

Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 from the University of Plymouth, I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. I have exhibited my films and photographs at the South Bank Centre, London and in Italy.

In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network where you can see more of my work here https://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/catherine-kennedy-1

Recently  I have been given the status of a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Catherine Kennedy




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