Sunset over the tide original painting | July 2015
Sunset over the tide
Over the summer, I’ve been taking regular trips to the beach and been treated to some beautiful skies and views over the sea.
Some of them have been dramatic as intense rain and thunderstorms swept across the landscape.
One of my latest original paintings is Sunset over the tide showing a view of the sunset over the sea as you look from St Annes-on-sea beach in Lancashire.
I’ve shown the intense contrast of light, colour and atmosphere of a beautiful sunset, with clouds passing by over the sky.
Many of the techniques used in this painting mirror Joseph Turner's use of watercolour. In particular I've used wet-in-wet passages to bring rich colour and texture to the painting. As with most of my watercolours, the brilliance of light comes from the paper itself, in this case with a wash of aureolin (a transparent yellow) over the paper.
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