Alien Christmas by Mark Sheeky

G244A Alien Christmas
Oil on panel
Oct to Nov 2010, Size 234x336 mm

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About this painting
Painted as my personal 2010 Christmas card.

The arc of a star above casts a yellow glow over a brightly coloured desert scene. A nativity holds the central space, while the outer edges are occupied by exotic aliens.

Technical details
Violet can be a difficult colour to use because most violet pigments are delicate and transparent, not suitable for underpainting where opacity and permanence are vital. Here the sky was painted in browns before being glazed in manganese purple. The bright purple imprimatura, visible here in the unpainted parts, is dioxazine.

Alien Christmas
Price: 745.00 (unframed)
Original for sale. Email sales@marksheeky.com to enquire.