Title: Path to Infinity
Media: Oil on Canvas
Price: Unframed (Box Canvas)
Size unframed: 60cm x 60cm
Status: NOT FOR SALE
Another lonely beach – my favourite place to be whatever the weather or time of day. A great place for tide watching and thinking.
I particularly like using Prussian Blue with Indian Red or Raw Sienna and in this painting I used a very loose transparent wash with those colours to create the horizon and found the subtlety that I find when I walk there.
The painting is with my photographer who understood it as soon as she saw it. It is therefore not available for sale.
General Notes on my Coastal Paintings
Sea and sky attract artists all over the world. It might be the distant horizon; the simplicity of the scene; the light which in turn affects the colour and the atmosphere or the sheer joy of being at the sea side with friends and family and later in life the memories that are evoked of earlier events. For me, I think it is a combination of all those things but in particular the beauty of this earth when its great expanses become impossible to describe in words but just might be captured with paint. Big skies and giant spaces impress and inspire me because they suggest freedom of mind and body and touch that spiritual part of my essence that scares me.
I look for deserted beaches where colours and tones and textures are soft and subtle or perhaps bright and dramatic but not distorted or damaged by man or the man-made.
These paintings vary in size and type – sometimes sea, often lakes, rivers and estuaries too but all watery and full of distance and sky.