Vibrant Big Sky – original painting
This original painting is simply entitled ‘Vibrant Big Sky’ by David Raine.
The scene is taken from Cudden Point in Cornwall where the sun sets during the winter months close to Lands End, which is shown in the distance.
“In years past Mounts Bay in Cornwall would have been filled” with ships says David, not so much nowadays, so I’ve filled it with a vibrant sunset to make up for the loss.
David’s love affair with the coast and sea developed from early childhood; with salt in his blood, it’s a theme that courses through much of his work.
Living in Cornwall, David produces a range of products that include table lamps, mirrors, small furniture pieces and paintings that represent the very essence of the shoreline.
When I was seventeen, I hitch-hiked to St Ives and bought a fisherman’s/painters smock, had half a pint in the Sloop Inn whilst looking out over the harbour, blinked into the midsummer sun glaring across the turquoise sea and fantasised that I was a painter.
How easy dreams start! At that time I sailed a 10.6’ dinghy on the Bristol Channel, now after all these years, I sail an 11’ foot dinghy on the Helford River estuary in Cornwall. Who cares if it’s only a smidgen of progress in sixty years?
This original painting is painted in acrylic on a deep canvas, the work is unframed, but is ready to hang.
Size: 100 x 100 cm (39 x 39 inches)