Lughnasadh Red Kite Giclée Art Print
This archival-quality Giclée print
comes on Haemulid German Etching 310-gram heavyweight sustainable paper.
The heavyweight, high-quality paper has a warm tone and a mottled texture which enables it to hold more ink and capture the light, ensuring strong, vibrant colours and deep blacks that are high in contrast.
Having experimented with many giclée papers I have found that this particular paper really suits the high vibrational colours of the work. Each print is numbered and is signed in pencil by the artist. The first limited edition run is of 100.
Prints come unframed.
Available in two sizes: A4 (£50) A3 (£100).
A4 size print measures 21.0 x 29.7cm/ 8.27 x 11.69 inches.
A3 size print measures 29.7 x 42.0cm/ 11.69 x 16.53 inches
About the artwork
I see the intriguing Red Kites flying over the fields near my home in Wiltshire all the time .They represent to me joy and flight , regal perspective and vision .I love the way they hover and ride the thermals over the fields- they sometimes sore high other times just above my head.
I painted this image around the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh which sits around the first of August and is the festival that first harvest is celebrated - its also known as Lammas .
I’ve always had a special kind of love for Lughnasadh .
A time to send gratitude to the Earth for the first harvest ,for all we have received and all she might yet bring for us .
I made this image based on my feelings and wishes for this Lughnasadh 2020.
The Red Kite ( this one literally flew down above my head a few weeks ago ) is partly representative of a fire bird or Phoenix rising up from the ashes and flames and also represents Lugh himself holding his legendary golden un-beatable spear - which is said to be one of the treasures of the Tuatha Dé Dannan ( the mythical Gods of pre -Christian Ireland ) .
It is said that Lugh is the patron of Warriors , craftspeople, scholars and magicians so an unsurprising other name for Lugh is Lugh Samildánach . Samildánach means “ many skilled ‘ .
Lughnasadh takes its name from the God Lugh .
This image was created with the ambition of capturing some Lughs mighty qualities as expressed through the regal almost supernatural qualities of the Red Kite .