‘Sublime Light 1’ (2013)
On one of my many wanderings through Wharfedale I caught light flooding through clouds. One of those ‘finger of god’ moments where the light is so bright it sends all else into deep contrast. This panorama looks across to Barden Tower. Bolton Abbey is over the hill and Appletreewick/Burnsall are to the right (Off canvas).
Historically sublime light has been used to describe the human condition; light and dark, good and bad. Darkness and light are one and occur simultaneously. The sublime is not necessarily found in lightest but the darkest areas of the painting because darkness describes and emphasises light.
Acrylic on box canvas 100 x 80 cm.
Available as an 18 & 24″ limited edition print (Print ref: Sublime Light 1).