Illumination – Antelope Island (Utah)
Acrylic on Clay board, framed to 9″x9″
Illumination: Antelope Island – Utah.
Acrylic painting on clayboard.
Framed, painting behind plexiglas, and ready to hang.
View from a window within the Fielding Garr Ranch located on the southeasters portion of on Antelope Island State Park in Utah. A portion of the original ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Garr Ranch is located at Garr Springs, one of the strongest and most consistent of the 40 springs on Antelope Island. So you are actually seeing a view of water from the window.
The layout follows the geometric proportions of a page from an illuminated medieval manuscript (thus the name Illumination).
Pages within the medieval manuscripts usually had a decorative border followed by text or an illustration with a painting within the frame.
Clayboard is a hardboard covered in kaolin clay ground (similar to the surfaces used during the Renaissance. The surface is sanded and extremely smooth. surface which could be scratched after painting. I painted the surface in thin layers of acrylic paint, rubbed portions away, and even scratched through it to add contrast and texture.