painting: colours of the sky

A few nights ago, I witnessed one of the most beautiful night skies I’d ever seen. I was sat in an old manor house, out for dinner in beautifully gothic setting. Without another building around for miles, the surrounding views  were of just the grounds and nearby woodland. There is no doubt in my mind that I would move there tomorrow if I could! It felt like medieval paradise.


As the sun set, the sky became pink and the silhouette of the land darkened, creating a beautiful contrast of colours. As the hours went on, the colours of the sky changed from pinks, to blues, to complete darkness. As I admired the natural transformation of the sky, I began to think about all of the ways it changes. Nature is truly amazing, but we often devote such little attention to it. Inspired by the change I saw in the sky, I wanted create a painting expressing its beauty. I thought about the way the sky constantly changes, and the wide variety of colours within it. So, I decided to create another abstract piece symbolising this, painting different colours freely onto a blackened canvas (which signified my inspiration from that night). I hope the painting inspires you to dedicate more time to admiring natures beauty, and that you enjoy the piece!


I painted this piece on old canvas, as I’m continuing to create my artwork incorporating recycled ingredients. I would also like to sell this painting, so let me know if you would be interested in it! Feel free to comment or email me. (This piece was also incredibly hard to photograph – so apologies in advance!)


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3 thoughts on “painting: colours of the sky

  1. Wow! This painting is so beautiful Harriet! I Love the colors. Its always interesting where one finds inspiration. Beauty is all around us and I think you really captured something amazing.

    1. Thank you so much, Chrysta! That’s so kind of you to say. I really love taking inspiration from nature at the moment – there’s just so many things to be inspired by!

  2. I use iphoto between our wife’s imac in addition to my very own mac book. I get often the images in the macbook, improve all of them, and then exportation these using a USB in order to take back storage area in the notebook computer. Is there a way to do this kind of with “dropbox” while using the finder of the bird?

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