|Five Small Boats, oil, 18x18|
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
I painted in watercolour for over 30 years and once in awhile I decide that one of my old watercolour compositions might work well in oil. The original watercolour for the oil below was painted in the mid 1980's. The subject is a group of rowboats pulled up on the beach in St. Ives, Cornwall. I have always loved painting old boats and enjoyed trying to capture the transition between dry and wet sand. It worked very well in watercolour and I think I managed to get the same effect with oil.
Last week I met with friends to paint at a local beach. A lovely sunny autumn morning. Or so we thought. A few hundred yards from the sea, we hit a wall of fog. Not quite what we expected but it was very beautiful. The friend who picked the spot insisted that there were several islands and a shoreline with houses out there in the mist but we couldn't see a thing when we first arrived.
|It was interesting to see what emerged from the mist over the next few hours|