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Mortua Avis Painting

Nicholas Robertson

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas Board

Size: 9.4 W x 7.1 H x 2 D in

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This young bluetit few into our patio window and died instantly. It was an upsetting thing to have witnessed. The sadness of the incident gave way to curiosity and admiration of the flight structures and iridescent colours of the bird. The result is this observational very free painting. The work consists of a Rowney Cryla acrylic base coat of burnt orange over the gesso manufacturers finish. Opaque pigments have been used to lay down some areas. Subsequent layers of acrylic paint have been applied in washes which has been thinned using Liquidex airbrush medium. This thin multiple layering of pigment allows for subtle tonal attributes and a degree of luminosity, avoiding the usual flat acrylic finish. Finished with a coat of Winsor & Newton Satin UV varnish, this not only protects the painting, but has a unifying effect. A suggested frame width of at least 40mm for this painting. This makes for the best visual effect and prevents warping

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas Board

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:9.4 W x 7.1 H x 2 D in

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Born in Gloucester and living and working in Cheltenham UK. I like to work in acrylic because it allows me to experiment, making changes quickly is paramount when wishing to explore your options. I suspect like most figurative artists I find drawing and painting the human form wholly embedded with human behaviour. The desire to secure more than a representation of a persons movement, the spilling of light over contours or the various other physical facets is the reason we continue to make paintings. To recast emotions in texture, colour and pattern and to make it still, perhaps this is a measure of a successful painting. I have sold work around the world, to individuals and organisations and have produced award winning public art (usually with a colleague) for various institutions.

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