Artist's description:

Night clouds or noctilucent clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena in the upper atmosphere. They are made of ice crystals and are only visible in a deep twilight. Noctilucent roughly means night shining in Latin. They are most commonly observed in the summer months at latitudes between 50° and 70° north and south of the equator. These clouds can be observed only during local summer months and when the Sun is below the horizon for the observer, but while the clouds are still in sunlight.

This piece was painted to evoke a meditative sense of calm. The colours I chose are two that calm me when I'm trying to sleep. Purple or lavender for the calming properties of the plant, and also for that reason, its inclusion in scented sleep candles. The grey colour is a warm grey, which reminds me of slate around a fire place.

Night Clouds is part of a very limited series of non-representational paintings I've done over the past 3 years.

Materials used:

Acrylic paint

Night Clouds (2014)


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