Artist's description:


The sun sets late in midsummer this far north, barely disappearing below the horizon before rising again. There is something magical about the long, lingering twilight and the not-quite-dark nights.

Imagine the end of a day spent beach-combing, some of your sea-washed treasures arranged on the window sill. You reflect back on the day as you gaze out across the silvery waves. The midsummer sun sinks slowly towards the sea, casting its own reflections of its rays onto the clouds, colouring them purple and red-gold, to contrast with the clear duck egg blue of the evening sky. The trompe l'oeil style window draws the eyes 'through' the painting and out to this idyllic sea view, and the still life arrangement on the sill further emphasises the sense of perspective. Not quite as good as having the real view, but almost!

This painting was inspired by a real sunset I photographed while walking my dogs along the clifftops late one summer's evening. The still life objects on the sill were painted from a selection of my own beach treasures, set up in a window of my studio. The real view of the lane outside and the neighbour's car is rather more prosaic, but hey, I can dream.

Painted with professional quality acrylics on deep sided canvas. The sides are painted as part of the 'window frame' and it comes ready to hang. It was designed to be hung unframed, but if you prefer, a wide frame in a similar colour to the window would work well, giving an architectural effect.

Materials used:

Acrylic paints, deep sided canvas

Reflection (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Debbie Plaskett from United Kingdom

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