About the image: White Cotton, Dark Ground
Shadowy blues and blacks provide the background for this serene image of a sleeping nude by Michael Alford. Using a tightly restricted palette (lamp black, titanium white and ultramarine blue) the artist emphasizes the contrast between the calm repose of the model and the expressive brushwork that surrounds her resting form. The result is a striking image in near-monochrome that nonetheless has a warm, human quality. The model’s pale fleshtones seem to shine out of the darkness, suggesting a center of tranquility in a stormy world.
About Michael Alford art prints
Michael Alford art prints are made to order on heavy, museum-grade, archival-quality paper. Nudes are printed as standard on A3-sized paper with an unprinted margin to facilitate framing.
Our prints are offered in strictly limited editions of 50. Each print is individually signed and numbered by the artist before being shipped to you.