Set Sail, Strangford Lough is an original landscape painting by Kathryn Callaghan, taking in a magical Northern Irish scene. Kathryn took the reference photo for this shimmering summer scene while on a sea kayaking trip across Strangford Lough, struck by the gently bobbing sailboats and how tiny they seemed against the colossal Mountains of Mourne in the background!
This painting conjures the gentle lapping of Strangford Lough’s waves in dapples of vivid blue and soft yellow-green, with the golden Mournes rising silently in the background against a powdery blue sky. A beautiful Deluxe Black Frame holds the scene like a polaroid.
As a part of our Miniatures Collection, this is a great way to own an original Kathryn Callaghan painting that will fit easily into any space, for less than you might expect.
What makes an original painting by Kathryn unique?
Kathryn uses a unique pouring technique to create her paintings, which creates a contact-free approach to making her artwork. Black ink is mixed with gel to create a new material which offers a new and unusual finish. The mix is poured from mid-air from an open neck bottle – much like pouring honey onto toast or olive oil onto bread. The finish is a textured, glossy image set against a smooth white board. Her newest series of paintings takes a step further by including a serene gradient background to the main subject of the piece, lifting the florals to life.
With no sketch underneath the painting, this freeform technique allows Kathryn to create truly original, organic pieces that are full of life and energy. The result is captivating and often evocative of how we feel about the subject in our minds. It is this ‘feeling’ that Kathryn strives to achieve through her work that gives it such resonance with collectors far and wide.
Painting Size: approx. 30x30cm
Framed Size: approx. 51x51cm
Get a deeper glimpse into how Kathryn works here.
Please note that although Set Sail, Strangford Lough has been framed using glass, artwork with glass cannot currently be sent through post and requires specialist handling which can be expensive. If possible we encourage collection from our Comber-based studio, but if you require postage we will remove the glass element of this frame. The canvas board used in this painting does not need to be housed behind glass.