Colours of Orkney I - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph by Lynne Douglas

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Colours of Orkney I - Limited Edition of 10

Lynne Douglas

United Kingdom


Size: 60 W x 40 H x 0.1 D in

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Photography: Color, giclee, Ink on Canvas.

Have you ever dreamed of an island far away from the world? A place of gentle colours and soft skies? Orkney is that place. This image is not of a well known beauty spot, it is not a famous part of the island, but, it captures the essence of the place, the sense of being close to the ground, close to the water, close to the elements.

The image is a long exposure made on 'the Mainland', the largest island in the archipelago of small islands that make up Orkney and lie off the north east coast of Scotland. The name is the Viking for Seal Islands and it is a place of fishermen and farmers. This is a place of softly rolling hills that dip in and out of small pools of silvery blue water. In Autumn, the bracken is vividly orange and the light from soft puffy clouds lights up fields of intensely green grass.
This is one of a series of images that are my impression of the colours of Orkney. The blue on this island is more lilac than teal and the grasses more muted ochre than lemon yellow. A fabulous combination that excites the imagination.

About My Work
I believe in giving my clients beautiful artwork on luxury papers that hold their colours for a lifetime! For these special prints of my work I use dreamy, light textured Canson Canvas and the highest quality inks. I print the canvases here in my studio to control of the colour representation at all stages to ensure you get a truly handmade image.

About My Materials
People often say that my images look like paintings because of the richness of the colours, the depth of the black and the texture of the materials I use. Canson are one of the oldest paper manufacturers in the world, they have been making paper for over 450 years in France. Founded in 1557 and printers to Louis XVI, their paper was used by Voltaire and Napoleon and the Montgolfier brothers used Canson paper to make the first hot air balloon. Canson paper was used by Picasso, Ingres, Chagal, Miro and many other artists. They have been making paper and canvas for photography since this art began over 150 years ago. Canson are Eco Friendly - they purchase paper pulp for their materials only from forests managed in a sustainable way which also makes them pretty special.

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This print is available in other sizes or paper. I am happy to take custom orders, just drop me a line.




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