First Night Design | Solitude #Art

Solitude Framed Print © Sarah Vernon - Fine Art America
Solitude Framed Print © Sarah Vernon – Fine Art America

I created Solitude while I was still in Crete. Although I wasn’t thinking so at the time, you could say it symbolises my yearning for peace and solitude, as well as freedom from fear and anxiety, all of which I know that my cottage on the Isle of Wight will provide, even though it doesn’t look like the photograph by Antony Delanoix (Unsplash).  As you can see below, it’s quite bland and thus a perfect starting point for my playing. I couldn’t find any details but I imagine it’s Greece or Turkey or some Mediterranean country.
Anthony Delanoix
Solitude Tea Cup
Solitude Tea Cup by FirstNightDesign

I used a grungy yellow background from my arsenal and a texture from Kerstin Frank and, though I say it myself as shouldn’t, I was delighted with the effect! Hope you are too.

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”
Honoré de Balzac


Solitude Laptop Skin © Sarah Vernon – Redbubble

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Solitude Postage Stamp
Solitude Postage Stamp by FirstNightDesign

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Solitude Watch
Solitude Watch by FirstNightDesign

Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!


26 thoughts on “First Night Design | Solitude #Art

  1. Peaceful, yet radiant, Sarah! I’m so pleased about your move to your cottage and can hardly wait to follow your journey with it. Now I’m trying to find those great cards so my husband can order them for me.

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  2. I actually have a lot of time for the original photo, though I agree it is bland, but ‘good bland.’ However, your treatment has provided us with something completely different, and added a vibrancy that takes the image in another direction entirely.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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