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Moonrise by Kenneth Cook

Moonrise by Kenneth Cook

The process used to make Moonlight is silk-screen printing. The basic principal is that of a stencil; paint is brushed over a screen so that colour penetrates those parts of the screen that have not previously been masked. Kenneth Cook has chosen a limited range of colours to create this image: two shades of blue, yellow ochre and dark green. He used four successive masks on the same screen employing a different colour of paint each time. This colour scheme evokes the cool, muted shades created by the rising moon at dusk. The artist has created a spontaneous and animated feel to the scene through his drawing style.