The Product: Irish landscape prints Moody Skies
The original painting, from which these Moody Skies Irish landscape prints are taken, presents a view towards the Mourne Mountain range, located between Belfast and Dublin. The artwork captures a moment in time. The gathering storm clouds and the bleak landscape below are depicted with a perhaps unexpectedly wide-ranging palette of colours for added depth and subtlety. They include Paynes Grey, Prussian Blue, Olive Green, Petal Blue, Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber.
Emerging artist Emma Tweedie works between rural Northern Ireland, where she grew up and her south-west London studio. Emma creates semi-autobiographical and abstracted works that channel her responses to nature and its calming effects. The finished results feel contemporary and dynamic but firmly rooted in and inspired by the natural landscapes, seascapes and townscapes of her native homeland. Her colour palettes also reflect those she finds in nature such as lichen green, moody blues and turf browns.
Many of Emma’s original works are created from mixed media with a sustainable focus. Emma prioritises water-based and non-toxic ingredients. She is also interested in textiles and is a keen ‘up-cycler’. Hence, she tries to use secondhand materials wherever possible in her paintings and collages. These might include old newspaper, packaging materials, vintage fabrics such as Irish linen and even used coffee cups. She is also inventive with her ‘artist’s toolkit’, employing an eclectic variety of materials and techniques to achieve the desired result. Such items as pine cones, bracken, sticks, homemade brushes, textiles and clay paint number amongst the materials she has used to bring her original artworks to life. View other prints from the Emma Tweedie Irish landscape art collection here.
These Irish landscape prints are sold unframed. We’d suggest a slim, bespoke, box frame with a wide, white card mount to allow the print to take centre stage. Ensure the print stands out further by teaming white walls with a white frame, perhaps with subtly visible wood grain for texture, so the frame and surround effectively ‘disappear’. Alternatively, a pale wooden frame would compliment the warmer ochre tones in the print. Framed prints, especially those with a generous white mount, will always ‘leap out’ from darker backdrops to greater dramatic effect.
The Moody Skies Irish landscape prints measure 30cm x 30cm and come carefully rolled in a cardboard tube, ready for framing. They are printed on 310gsm Elegance Velvet Platinum Edition fine art paper, which has a soft fine handle. Made from 100% cotton rag, the paper is acid-free and certified for archival quality.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS PRINTED TO ORDER**
Please allow 5-7 days from placing your order for printing, prior to despatch. Normal delivery windows will apply thereafter.