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Clouds Giclée Print


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Clouds limited edition giclée fine art print 70 x 50 cm with 2 cm boarder on Hahnemüle Pearl paper. Signed and numbered.

Clouds Giclée Fine Art Print part of my atmospheric cloud series of original oil paintings inspired by the wide open skies of the South West of England. This new series of paintings looking at the skies and cloud formations I see when out walking along the southwest coastal path particularly. As an art ambassador for the English Riviera UNESCO global geopark part of my practise is to walk along the coastal paths that run throughout the park. This has inspired my recent work and in particular this new series of cloudscapes.

I am particularly interest in Cumulonimubus clouds. Otherwise known as The King of Clouds, cumulonimbus clouds exist through the entire height of the troposphere, usually characterised by their icy, anvil-shaped top.

Cumulonimbus clouds are menacing looking multi-level clouds, extending high into the sky in towers or plumes. More commonly known as thunderclouds, cumulonimbus is the only cloud type that can produce hail, thunder and lightning. The base of the cloud is often flat, with a very dark wall-like feature hanging underneath, and may only lie a few hundred feet above the Earth’s surface.

Cumulonimbus clouds have 3 distinct ‘species’ which describe the appearance of the head of the cloud:

  • Cumulonimbus calvus – the top of the cumulonimbus is puffy, like a cumulus cloud. The water droplets at the top of the cloud tower have not frozen to become ice crystals.
  • Cumulonimbus capillatus – the top of the cloud is fibrous but relatively contained. Water droplets have started to freeze, usually indicating rain has begun or will begin soon.
  • Cumulonimbus incus – the top of the cloud is fibrous and anvil-shaped, as the cloud has continued to grow. If the cloud reaches the top of the troposphere and still wishes to grow, it must do so outwards, creating the picturesque anvil or ‘incus’.

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; which 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 word Giclée (“g-clay”),

is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”. Giclee, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper; to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability.

I am a Teignmouth based artist and live close to the ocean and Dartmoor. This proximity to the South West Coast and the wild untamed landscape of the moor has influenced my recent work. Water is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating. In my oil paintings I aim to invoke an immersive feeling. I want to highlight the rapidly shifting colours of water from deep blue almost black to pale green nearly white. Following the initial painting and drying process I may apply glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work. I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.

In conclusion, I am a member of the Devon Artist Network and a Geopark Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Dimensions 50 × 70 cm



Catherine Kennedy


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