The Wave

neil williams

THE PHOTOGRAPH

I took this picture during a winter storm from the beach in Newhaven, East Sussex. It was wild. I was running in and out of the surf on the steep shingle beach doing my best to dodge the waves, get some pictures, and not get pulled into the ocean. It was wild and fun, but not a great health and safety day.

Still, it's an amazing place to photograph the sea. Waves rebound off the huge sea wall that runs out to the lighthouse there, and clash with the incoming seas. The result is a crazy maelstrom of salt water, wind and noise. I love it.

HOW WE MAKE THE PICTURE

We build everything ourselves in the gallery. The photograph is printed on the very best archival matte canvas, hand coated in a matte varnish we import from America, and then left flat to dry for a few days. This means the picture can be cleaned with a damp cloth, and the great thing about a matte finish with no glass is that you have no distracting glare or reflections. It's a much more direct experience.

Whilst the print is drying we can get on with making the stretcher frame and the tray frame that the finished canvas will drop into. The tray frame is hand painted either white or grey depending on your order (for this image I like the white best).

Next the canvas is stretched over the stretcher frame. After that, we carefully paint the canvas  edges with several coats of the same paint used on the tray frame, so the they match perfectly. Then we assemble the canvas and frame, put a hanging wire on the back, and attach a Certificate of Authenticity. Finally Neil signs the piece front and back adding the title and edition number.

BUYING OPTIONS

This picture is available as a framed stretched canvas, and comes in two sizes as detailed below. A shipping charge of £25 is added at checkout.

Large Stretched Canvas Framed in a White or Grey Tray Frame: £375

Limited Edition of 150

Framed Size 122cm by 71cm (canvas 114cm cm by63cm)

XL Stretched Canvas Framed in White or Grey Tray Frame: £650

Limited Edition of 50

Framed Size is 163cm by 93cm  (canvas size is 155cm by 85cm).

Canvases can be rolled and shipped abroad unframed. Please get in touch for a quote.

Feel free to call Neil on 07957 473693 with any more questions, or email us at neil@neilwilliams.co.uk 


Collections: THE SEA

Type: fine art print


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