Artist's description:

"Rough Seas" mixed media* on slate roof tile

This is the first in a series of paintings I am doing on slate. Each slate painting emerges from the unique surface texture of the slate - I work with the natural grain of the rock to define and influence what the resulting painting depicts. In this instance, a rough sea showed itself, so I developed that idea.

As this piece of slate is an old roof tile (from a Scottish farm building), it has a worn hole in it for the roofer's nail. There are pyrite (Fool's Gold) crystals in this piece and I have left them unpainted so that they glint in the sun. As a subtle finishing touch I have also added a small amount of mica-schist flakes to the waves - these sparkle slightly in the sun. I sourced the mica from Ben Vane in the Trossachs, and ground it as finely as I could by hand to produce a glittery powder.

The slate is roughly 14cm x 17cm

Frame: 25cm x 25cm x 5cm

Framed in a white wooden box frame with glass on a hand-painted background

*acrylics and hand-ground mica schist flakes

Materials used:

Slate roof tile, acrylics, powdered mica schist from Ben Vane

Slate Painting: Rough Seas (2015)

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This artwork is sold by Julie Arbuckle from United Kingdom

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