Archipelago

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Archipelago is a series of mixed-media textured paintings representing small islands out in the deep ocean.

The paintings show birds-eye views of islands, with the dark water of the ocean becoming turquoise and then white as the waves wash up around the shores.

I created these paintings using texture paste and sand gel added to the acrylic paint in order to build up the texture of the islands. The paintings are mounted and framed, but without glass, to allow the texture of the works to be seen clearly. 

Archipelago i

Abstract mixed-media painting. Down the centre is above of the painting is a long curved island painted in sandy colours with texture paste and sand gel mixed into the paint to add increased texture to the island. There is also a small island to the top right of the painting. There is white paint around the edges of the island showing foamy waves crashing up onto the shore lines. There is then turquoise paint blending into deeper blue in the background to to depict the deep ocean water.

Mixed media on canvas board in frame

28cm × 33cm in frame

£100

Archipelago II

Abstract mixed-media painting. The painting shows two roughly triangular shaped islands with the long edges of the triangles facing each other. These islands are painted in sandy colours with texture paste and sand gel  mixed into the paint to add increased texture to the island. There is white paint around the edges of the island showing foamy waves crashing up onto the shore lines. There is then turquoise paint blending into deeper blue in the background to to depict the deep ocean water.

Mixed media on canvas board in frame

28cm × 33cm in frame

£100

Archipelago III

Abstract mixed media painting. To the bottom left of the painting is a crescent shaped island and to the top right is a smaller circular island.. These islands are painted in sandy colours with texture paste and sand gel  mixed into the paint to add increased texture to the island. There is white paint around the edges of the island showing foamy waves crashing up onto the shore lines. There is then turquoise paint blending into deeper blue in the background to to depict the deep ocean water.

Mixed media on canvas board in frame

28cm × 33cm in frame

£100

Archipelago IV

Abstract mixed media painting. The painting shows a long island gently curving from the top left corner towards the bottom right hand corner of the painting. This island is painted in sandy colours with texture paste and sand gel  mixed into the paint to add increased texture to the island. There is white paint around the edges of the island showing foamy waves crashing up onto the shore lines. There is then turquoise paint blending into deeper blue in the background to to depict the deep ocean water.

Mixed media on canvas board in frame

28cm × 33cm in frame

£100