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Rhia Janta-Cooper Fine Art

The Beauty Of The Isle Of Skye, an original abstraction

The Beauty Of The Isle Of Skye, an original abstraction

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  • Materials: linen canvas gallery wrap, professional-grade acrylic paints, varnish
  • Style: impressionistic
  • Size: 61 x 46 x 1.9 cm
  • The painting is unframed but ready to hang through a sawtooth bracket attached to the wooden stretcher bars on the canvas' backside.
  • The other images show only how this artwork may look in a frame and on a wall.

The Beauty Of The Isle Of Skye cannot be described nor painted. So, this painting is just a try.

Years ago, I decided to visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I have heard so much about its beauty and was eager to capture it in my art. It was a long journey, but when I finally arrived, I was awestruck. The landscapes were breathtaking, with mountains, hills, and a sparkling sea stretching around.

I was determined to capture the island's beauty on canvas but soon realized it was impossible. The colours I saw were too vibrant, too alive, too impossible to replicate. I tried to paint the mountains, but they looked flat and lifeless. I tried to paint the sea, but it looked dull and murky. I tried to paint the hills and the sky, but they looked pale and unremarkable.

I was frustrated. I have never encountered a landscape so beautiful yet so impossible to capture. Sitting on a rock by the shore and feeling defeated, I noticed a group of children playing nearby. They were picking up stones and shells and seemed to have the time of their lives.

Suddenly, I had an idea and approached the children, asking them to help me. I gave them each a sketching paper and a set of crayons and invited them to draw what they saw. The children were thrilled, and they started to draw with enthusiasm.

I watched as the children created their drawings. They used bold colours, painted with dedication, and didn't worry about getting everything just right. When they finished, I looked at their pictures and was amazed! They had captured the essence of the island, the beauty that I have been struggling to paint.

Inspired by the children's pieces, I started to paint again. I let go of perfectionism and painted with the same abandon as the children. The mountains I painted with bold strokes, the sea with swirling colours, and the hills and the sky with a sense of joy.

When I finished the painting, I knew that it wasn't perfect. It wasn't an ideal representation of the Isle of Skye. But it was something more than that. It was a painting that captured the essence of the island, the spirit of the place, and the beauty that could not be described nor painted. And that was enough.

This room-refreshing art will invigorate every wall.

The sky has the most beautiful and fresh light blue, and the mountains show the same colour but are darker. The hills are bluish, and the sea is greenish. Some of the mountaintops to the right also have very light purples.

In front of the farthest elevations are darker blue hills. It is a stunning blue, somewhat darker and more intense than the mountains in the distance. You see greens and reddish yellows in front of the blue hills, which run into the ragged seashore's darker browns.

You can also observe some sandy places between the stones of the shoreline.

The sea itself is greenish-bluish-teal-turquoise. A beautiful colour! In the lower right corner, you'll find some pinkish purples.

The high-quality canvas is professionally stretched medium-grain linen. I have primed four times, painted with high-quality, professional-grade acrylics and varnished with three varnish coats to protect the artwork.

Although the sides of the gallery-wrapped canvas are painted with the colours of the painting, and the artwork is ready to hang, I still recommend framing it. 

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