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Nicholas Robertson

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About The Artwork

I continually see Cheltenham College hockey players as I live virtually next door to the school. I always liked the strip colours and configuration worn by its pupils. These two young girls portray how chafing sitting on the substitutes bench can sometimes be.

 The work consists of an acrylic base coat of burnt orange, then applied with Rowney Cryla thinned pigment using Liquidex airbrush medium. Plus opaque pigments with more subsequent layers of colour washes. This layering of the work allows for subtle tonal attributes that give depth, intensity and texture. The overall result is an acrylic painting with a degree of luminosity rather than 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 60mm or more for this size painting. Narrow frames on large paintings have tendency to not sit well and have a habit of warping.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:12 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:13.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 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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