Into the Dark


IMG_1037These were painted with acrylic paints on 7×5″ canvas boards, with acrylic gloss to finish. Using the same techniques as for my Deep Sea & Into the Blue paintings, I started in an abstract style whilst trying to achieve texture & movement from brush strokes. Choosing darker  colours than I’ve used before – deep sea greens & black with a hint of royal blue – I worked into it, then embellished it with some beautiful paint Dan bought me for Christmas which has a subtle silver shimmer to highlight glimpses of light through the darkness. I finished by emphasising underwater shapes with decorative details using Posca pens.

The frame is preloved, sanded and freshly painted using Annie Sloan’s Neopleonic Blue chalk paint, which I felt matched the painting better than the plain pine it was before. I used a few coats of dark wax over the blue to mute the colour.

This piece is currently available to buy from Lily Grey hair salon’s new Gallery Wall for local artists. Please find them at 1-7 Abbey Street in Derby, or message me if you’re interested.




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