Annaghmakerrig inspired so many pieces from me. The experience of sitting by the lake at midnight was bewitchingly romantic and mystical. One starts to see in a different way. One would think that the darkness of the night would leave only shadows and form to play with and that all colour would evaporate. In contrast, it sparked a series of camaieu from me that are amongst the most intensely coloured paintings I’ve produced.
“Camaieu is a painting technique by which an image is executed either entirely in shades of a single colour or in several tints unnatural to the object, figure, or scene represented. When a picture is monochromatically rendered in gray, it is called grisaille; when in yellow, cirage. Originating in the ancient world, camaieu was used in miniature painting in to simulate cameos and in architectural decoration to simulate relief sculpture.”
Definition from Dictionary.com