Light at the End of a Tunnel – Original Painting
About the Image.
The light at the end of the tunnel
Much of the painting is dark blues and purples
but I see galaxies of stars in violet and indigo
with tiny suns of ocre and swirling masses of spiraling stars.
There’s a cage like structure where the building leads your eye
to the brilliant patch of light in the centre.
The church dominates,
it’s red and white stripes dazzling compared to the depth of darkness they contrast with..
There are figures scurrying around in the gloom.
Hints of a child with parents, maybe a couple on the left
or is it a lone dark shadowy figure which merges into the deep blue.?
Even the tendrils are caged and restrained by white linear bars.
Then there’s that “church”, but it’s not just a church, it’s Westminster Cathedral.
Prominently framed by the surrounding architecture.
Boldly absorbing all the light,
Or is it reflecting light outwards to guide the way?
A Beacon in the darkness, perhaps?
I’ll let you decide…
How the image is created: Masking fluid is painted onto watercolour paper to create an image. This is covered with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. The picture is further developed using acrylic inks once the film is removed. The masking is removed after several layers are added and allowed to dry. Revealing the final picture.