The Black Cuillin, Cuillins, Isle of Skye - Canvas Ready to Hang
The Black Cuillins of Skye are an incredible sight, their rocky outline breaks the sky in two, the blue light of a late Winter evening adds to the drama. It is said that the Cuillins were made long before time began, when the Sun threw his spear at the old Hag of the Ridges (called Cailleach Bhur or Winter) causing a great blister on the earth. The blister grew and grew until it was 6 miles wide and six miles high before it burst and formed the Cuillins in a black molten mass. Winter hid under the roots of a holly bush and did not return and even now her snow is useless on the slopes of these mountains.
Taken after a long drive down a winding single track road late in the evening when I thought I was lost. Then all of a sudden the road stopped at a small beach where the waves were crashing on the shore and the outline of the Cuillins lay on the horizon. I used long exposure techniques with my camera to capture this image and then worked to bring out the best of the fabulous colours of the Scottish landscape.
This image is also available as a fine art print on paper in various sizes. If you don't see the size you are looking for or if you would like to see a mock up of a room with colours of your own home then just drop me a line.
LIMITED EDITION Fine Art Canvas
Canvas Number 4/25
28 x 28 inch final size with a 1.5 inch gallery wrap.
Mounted on 1.5 inch sturdy wooden frame and shipped in an art box.
Signed on the back and provided with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
I photograph and print every image, I do not outsource any part of my workflow. Each canvas has been painstakingly crafted to ensure the true colours, resolution and texture are exactly as they should be.
For these special small editions of my work I use Canson® Infinity Museum ProCanvas. This fabulous 100% cotton canvas has been designed "for professionals producing true Fine Art Reproductions that require precision images with a very high resolution".
Canson are one of the oldest paper manufacturers in the world, they have been making paper and canvas for over 450 years in France. Founded in 1557 and printers to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Canson has the choice of many famous artists such as Picasso, Ingres, Chagal and Miro to name but a few. Canson are Eco Friendly - they purchase paper pulp only from forests managed in a sustainable way which also makes them pretty special.
The canvas is printed and quality checked by me, it is then varnished with two coats of Hannemuhle matte varnish to protect it from scratches. It has been gallery wrapped and stretched on very sturdy Hannemuhle stretcher bars. This gives the illusion of 3D when it is hung on the wall (see sample image).
By using beautiful Canson Museum ProCanvas paper combining it with the fabulous non-fade Epson Ultrachrome K3 with Vivid Magenta inkset of 9 colours, I can produce a print of exceptional quality which will last a lifetime without fading.
Fine Art Photograph mounted on Museum Grade Canvas + 1.5 inch Wooden Frame