Medium: Acrylic and Silver Leaf on Box Canvas
Size: 51.0cm x 51.0cm x 4.0cm (20″ x 20″ x 1.5″)
Framed: Not Required
In this painting I focused on warm colours, heavy texture and a bright white focal point. I aimed to capture a summery landscape as an early morning sun rises from the hills. I wanted to contrast the heavy texture at the bottom with the blended sky to try and emphasise the light hitting the clouds. I felt that the gold leaf worked with the warm colours and was a good representative of sunlight reflecting from the land.
Sunbeam by Daisy Clayton
Daisy Clayton is a young, largely self-taught, contemporary artist from Oxfordshire. Daisy paints with acrylics to depict a balance of calming tones and contrasting colours. Generally interpreting significant places, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and harbours, she uses heavy texture to create depth, capturing the viewer by inducing memories and emotions whilst providing room for unique interpretation. Working around a focal point, she finishes her paintings by adding gold leaf, rose gold leaf or silver leaf.