Artist's description:

Staring into the darkness through the windows of the train on the way home from Wales. Thoughts racing through my mind of where I’d been and what had to be done when I got home. Distracted by the scratches and dirt on the inside and outside of the windows.

How are those circular marks made? Who made them? How does that dirty film cling on? The window has it’s stories but does not shed any light on them. Peering into the darkness there were flickers of lights. Dog-walkers with head-torches. Cyclists on paths. Flashes of reflected lights in water from fishermen, tree-lights and the slip of moon.

Once the acrylic paint layers had dried I wanted to make the painting appear just like that dirty train window. I tested on a small sample of canvas with resins and varnishes. I chose to use three layers of resin which gives a hard and shiny finish to the piece. It also enabled me to work into the layers in different ways to add the ‘oily’ film that the window had in places. Please take a look at the images given here to see the effects that have been created.

The images show the purposeful imperfections in the gloss surface so that this abstract painting gives an impression of the light and colours seen through a murky old train window.

Depending on the settings on your mobile/tablet/PC/Mac the colours may differ slightly to the painting you receive. The painting does change colour and brightness depending on the light that is playing on it (as seen in the photos).

Painted on canvas on shallow stretchers, with white edges. D-ring fixes and hanging cord attached. Will look fabulous on the wall as is, or if you prefer a frame you can do so to suit your budget and decor.

**Copyright of the image (for commercial or non-commercial purposes) remains with the artist.**

Materials used:

acrylic paint. resin.

Taith Tren (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Kathryn Sassall from United Kingdom

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