Watercolours and the sunset | March 2018
Into March now and with patches of snow still around up here, we are still waiting for signs of the warmer Spring-like weather. I am continuing to explore the beauty of sunset over the sea with a number of smaller sized watercolours. You can see the latest paintings in the watercolour paintings section of the gallery.
The paintings reflect the winter light, its intensity and the contrasts between the sky and the shore. The quality of light and the marvellous colours which emerge during sunset are a challenge to create, especially with the unpredictable and fast-moving medium of watercolour.
The artwork is based on atmospheric views at Lytham St Annes beach in Lancashire, in particular from the flat open shore at St Annes-on-sea, with its impressive skies. A familiar place and subject for me but I always enjoyed painting what I’ve seen and remembered there.
It can be surprisingly beautiful and peaceful when you are there, absorbed in watching the sun sink into the sea.