During January I’ve been relying on studies of previous visits to the coast to create my latest original paintings. I’ve created two contemporary watercolour paintings, Sunlit shore and Silvery light over the shore.
Both paintings have a pure, minimal feel and communicate the beautiful qualities of light and the natural movement over the sea. They show the magnificent open spaces, rhythms and textures of nature through the watercolour medium.
You can imagine being there, looking out from the sandy shore to the open sea, with waves catching the light and the beautiful graduating tones over the sea and the sky.
The watercolours share a similarity to my recent oil paintings in how they are painted, bringing you the essential qualities seen.
The pure, minimal composition suggests feelings of calm and restful contemplation. I’ve chosen muted, natural colours to encourage a focus more on the composition and the way the shapes suggest light and movement over the paper. The paper surface also has a heavier texture (for a medium weight paper) which presents a delightful texture in the various washes of colour in the paintings.
As contemporary fine art reminders of the sea, I think they are sure to look superb in a modern frame, glazed and hung in your chosen space.
Published January 2021