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Robin Mullen

Luna

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This painting measures 91cm x 91cm.

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A modern touch:

‘Luna’ is one of Robin’s original abstract pieces. The painting measures at 91cm by 91cm, a size which allows it to be the perfect addition to a variety of rooms within your household, whether that is a bedroom, hallway or living room. ‘Luna’ features a combination of neutral colours, which are used to create a humble, calming piece of artwork. Neutral colour schemes are often seen within new homes, as it can represent a safe and relaxing environment for a family.

The colours seen within ‘Luna’ are perfect for rooms that feature wooden décor, as the greys are a perfect contrast to light brown wooden pieces of furniture. ‘Luna’ provides a modern touch to your living space, and the abstract waves within this piece can deliver positive thoughts and energy by reminding one of the natural elements of the Earth.

 

Creating the piece:

In order to create a successful abstract piece, Robin uses quality Belgium canvas, fitted on exhibition wooden stretchers. This guarantees the structure remains firm, meaning each piece can last a lifetime. Once the canvas is fitted to the stretcher bars, Robin proceeds to apply the different layers of paint, however first he has to plan out the painting. First of all, to balance the image correctly, Robin uses a long-handled brush to set the parameter of the painting. Once the planning has been completed, several layers of oil paint is applied to create the heavy texture which features on ‘Luna’. This step is the most time-consuming part, as it can take two weeks or more for the oil paint to completely dry. A high level of patience is required to create the perfect piece.

After creating the heavy texture of the piece, Robin proceeds to create his different shades of paints. This is achieved by the mixing of pigments of the highest quality, with the use of a glass muller and glass base, a traditional method. Once the intended shades have been created, Robin applies the paint, using either a palette knife or a brush to do this. One of Robin’s ways of ensuring the success of this piece is applying the colours from dark to light, as this enables him to add highlight to certain areas which require it. Once the piece is completed, two layers of UV resistant varnish is added to ensure the protection of the painting, whilst also providing it with a wonderful shine.

 

Neutrality:

‘Luna’ possesses a variety of colours, which all represent the feeling of neutrality. The light grey which is used as a base layer in this piece is ideal for blending in with your current colour scheme present within your home. The neutral colour of light grey means it will not try to take away the beauty of your already present decorations, as it does not compete with colours to take the centre stage. Another colour present within this modern abstract piece is the famous Raynes Grey. This colour was first recognised in the late 18th century, and it was named after the well-known William Paynes, an artist renowned for his watercolour paintings. This colour provides the piece with a deep and warming dark iron blue, which has hints of grey in it also. This works perfect with the light grey base colour, as it provides a contrast of colour shades present within this piece.

The final colour used within this piece is the yellow oxide, which is a single pigment colour made of natural hydrated iron oxide mineral from India. Hydrated iron oxide is the principal colouring agent in yellow oxides. This colour is based on the natural mineral goethite associated with varying proportions of others mineral such as clay, chalk, and silica. Robin blended this colour with white to create the intended shade which gives the highlight to this piece of abstract painting. It also enables the piece to blend in with wooden décor, which makes this piece a perfect addition for your living space.

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