“A Break in the clouds”
Oil on canvas. Width 70 x Height 50 cm or 27.5 x 19.5 inches. Signed. Unframed. With a certificate of authenticity.
“A break in the clouds” is inspired by the coastline of Devon. The stormy seas off the coast turn the sea into slate grey colour. 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. I like to work in oils because of their versatility. You can layer the paint so that it has a translucency. It is so robust a medium I can scrape the paint back or scratch into it too. A break in the clouds is another in my series of wave paintings which I started 5 years ago and numbering 48.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My exhibitions have been throughout Devon and one of my films was been exhibited at the South Bank, London and in Italy. I am a Teignmouth based artist.
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