I’ve been working on small but beautiful paintings, with new modern works of the sea painted on traditional linen.
Open seas, Ross sands is my latest original painting and I’ve used the qualities of oil paint to show the life, movement and atmosphere found out on the sands. The oil painting is inspired by a recent visit to the beach during the afternoon.
In Open seas, Ross sands oil painting I’ve used cadmium deep red, Venetian red, light yellow, Emerald green, Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue and titanium white with safflower oil. The Bella Arti oil primed linen canvas has a wonderful fine grain surface to create heightened textural contrast. The edges of the work are painted and the work is ready to frame.
As I am painting, I look to create an energy, a tension, even in calm subjects. Showing the movement of life and it’s natural rhythms.
The sea’s directional movements create particular beautiful lines and patterns, and the skies have their own magnificent, other-worldly shapes sculpted by the air. The weather and light, also inform my paintings.
On the easel
Over the next few weeks, I will be starting work on a new modern oil painting of the sea on a 50cm x 60cm gallery canvas. I will keep you posted!
Published March 2017