Light in the Sadness is an atmospheric painting triggered by listening to 'Blackstar' along with other David Bowie albums for many, many hours in the days following news of his death. In the midst of the sadness his evocative music brought me 'light' and inspiration. However, there's more behind the painting than sadness at the passing of a major music hero. It's also about the struggle to find a way through depression whether that be via music or communing with nature or whatever helps one find some 'light' during darker times.
Although there is a Highlands influence the landscape is imagined rather than linked to a specific location.
Materials used: watercolours with a touch of inktense pencil on Saunders Waterford 425gsm paper
Size: 25.5 × 30.5 × 2.5 cm (framed) / 11.5 × 16.5 cm (unframed)
Antique white mount. Dark green frame.
SOLD by the Seagull Trust Gallery, Falkirk