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Light Flight **

Light Flight **

Spirit of The Highlands Collection

Edition Size 35**

£325 framed**

Frame Size (outer) 74cm[w] x 48cm[h]

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“Welcome and thank you for dropping in to view our Limited-Edition Print, published from my original Masterworks oil painting ‘Light Flight’. We live a few minutes’ walk from a village situated by a tidal sea inlet, where occasional fishermen berth their boats, the subject of this scene. Scores of seabirds are attracted in, either by the chance of a scrap left behind, or shell fish hiding in the pools exposed by the ebbing tide.

SUBJECTThis painting is about colour and light. In those distant hills the coloured greys of the trees enfold intense, vibrant hues of the lower-lying fields. Set against them is the rich blue of the outgoing tide, its textures describing the movement of the water as it ebbs back out to sea. I am fascinated by the play of light catching flocks of birds as they swoop and soar; their patterns shown here against the low light of the sky, adding a sparkle to their flickering wings.

COMPOSITION In my mind’s eye, I saw the placement ofthese swooping gulls as a series of flowing musical notes on a score – drawing the viewer’s gaze along the notes, echoing the flight of the dancing birds and on to the boat, the ‘anchor’ of the composition; where it is then drawn out again by individuals searching the sand looking for something to forage. The low sun casts dramatically contrasting light and shadow on the white boat and its reflection on the pools below. It also highlights those searching gulls and their reflections, as they wade in the shallows.

METHOD & TECHNIQUE Exploiting impasto paint and traditional techniques, such as glazing, was key to the method for capturing this scene, one full of texture and contrasting light and shadows. Although the distant landscape is vibrant in colour, it is nevertheless rendered relatively darkly, so that light, catching distant objects (such as widows), can shine out in contrast. Impasto textures in the oil paint give structure to the water below, which was then overlaid with oil glazes to make it come alive withmovement and to add richness and depth to the intensity of the blue. Further impasto lights on boat, birds and shoreline detail, were carefully added to capture the sparkling white highlights picked out by the low-lying sun.

As always, we thank you for reading and viewing, with best wishes from Eileen and myself,”

Paul Taggart

Artist : Author : Presenter : Producer

  • Only 100 prints in each edition (unless otherwise stated)

  • Limited to stated quantity

  • Individually signed by Paul Taggart

  • Individually numbered by Paul Taggart

  • Published exclusively by Paul Taggart's Studio

  • Each print individually passed by Paul Taggart

  • Printed on archival acid-free paper

  • Acid-free window mount fixed with archival tape

  • Hand-framed with polychrome 'glass' to prevent damage in transit.


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