Over the shore is a new oil painting inspired by the wonderful open views from the sandy beach out over the open shore. It explores some of the natural qualities of the coast at Ross beach, Lindisfarne in Northumberland.
Seeing the northern light over the sea is lovely - the way colours are muted and softened. You can see beautiful, atmospheric lights and darks are in the sea and the sky above.
Over the shore oil painting explores the light and movement found in nature through a semi-abstract painting process.
The painting has a minimal composition, with unified forms and heightened surface tension. It explores the feeling of scale, space, movement and calm when out in nature.
I’ve infused this artwork with a unified natural light throughout the canvas. Light catches the energetic, fluid movement of the clouds, under the open, calm North sea and it’s shoreline.
Unlike some of my previous paintings of the northern light, which mainly used cool colours, Over the shore also includes warmer colours like cadmium yellow, Naples yellow, Italian raw sienna and Michael Harding’s lead white replacement. As with all the contemporary oil paintings in the gallery, the final version was painted in one long session.
The painting is ready to hang on the wall as it is, or you can also frame and glaze the painting if you prefer. The canvas has primed white edges.
Over the shore is an evocative fine art reminder of nature and the open sea.
Published June 2019