Emily poses in front of a desk that is a relic of decades gone by. The filth is punctuated by an ashtray and packages from the associated vile habit. Our protagonist throws a multitude of papers in the air in a defiant expression of vibrance amidst the rust, decay, and grime.
This artwork employs a technique that I call a false-color image, restrained to a particular subset of colors. The method is inspired by oil painting, where the artist chooses a palette and pays homage to the classic technique of hand-colored photography. Although the colors are conceivable, they deviate from reality. The process shares other aspects with painting, being applied selectively to areas on the image. Painters will often tint shadows and highlights differently in order to give a greater illusion of depth as well as evoking an emotional response. Additionally a warm-toned subject appears to protrude from cool-toned surroundings.
Limited to 25 prints, each signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image size: 16×11 inches, 41×28 cm
Paper size: 18×13 inches, 46×33 cm
Sold and shipped unframed
This limited edition giclée print is made with archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight (300 gram/24 mil) premium paper is engineered for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. Properly displayed, this print will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.
archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper