Into the blue oil painting

Into the blue oil painting of Ross sands beach at Lindisfarne
Into the blue | Oil on canvas

I’ve been spending time at the easel during April, creating a new oil painting called Into the blue. Having enjoyed a few excursions over to the Northumberland coast, the sea has featured foremost in my mind when it comes to a new subject to paint.

The semi-abstract oil painting reflects the whole movement you see out over the sea. The shifting clouds, the rolling waves, the play of light and the colours and movement over the coast.

I've used a beautiful mixture of cerulean blues with French ultramarine to express the deep blue of the sunlit sea. Linear, textured brushstrokes describe the sunlit horizon with its lovely subtle tonal shift from where the sea meets the sky.

Lively movement and depth in the sky is explored through layers of textured angular brushstrokes, with interesting mixtures of pinks, light yellows and greys leading towards pure cerulean blue.

Into the blue uses professional oils made by Williamsburg and Michael Harding on an artist canvas of a traditional depth of 2 cm.

If you’d like to see more details of this oil painting, please view Into the blue in the gallery.

Published April 2018