Catalan Coast - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Catalan Coast - Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Catalan Coast

Acrylic on Canvas 60″ x 30″

This acrylic painting composition was inspired by a beautiful coastal footpath North of L’Amettla de Mar in Catalonia, about 90 miles South of Barcelona,Spain. Staying nearby last November I’ve tried to capture the beautiful glow of the sunlight in this autumnal Mediterranean scene. The air was fresh and chilly but so clear and seemed to intensify the light. The plant in the foreground was the most challenging part of this view with so many angles, shades and hues.

Original: Acrylic Painting on Canvas 60″ x 30″.

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Swan Beach

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Swan Beach Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

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Swan Beach

Oil on canvas 24″ x 18″

The first of two paintings featuring swans. One swan approaches the viewer while its companion looks on. This painting may be a similar area to ‘Deer by the Sea‘ with the sandy terrain in the mid-ground and sheltered water for the swans to enjoy.

After under-painting the swan I left the canvas flat which my cat found comfortable to spend the night on. Leaving two little paw indentations. Thinking the canvas was spoiled I restarted on another canvas before finding, days later, that the first one was OK after all. So I altered the background. It’s occurred  to me that this would make a nice mural for a nursery or similar area.

Again I sketched and masked off the figures of the swans, built the scene as I felt at the time before painting the swans.

The other painting featuring a swan I refer to is ‘Swan Wood Dawn‘.

Hope you enjoy both…

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Deer by the Sea
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Deer by the Sea

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I this painting I have depicted a couple of deer by a clearing at the edge of a coastal woodland. A combination of landscapes I enjoy being in. I have memories of pine forests bordering beaches and dunes, jewel-light shallow coastal sea and glimpses of deer peering cautiously between the trees. Sunshine colours and leafs gently rustling and whispering in a warm, gentle breeze. Isn’t it great to be able to close your eyes and recall to sweet moments and feelings?

For this image I sketched and masked off the outline of the deer. After creating the scene ‘wet on wet’ I then lifted the masks and painted the deer. 

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Swan Wood Dawn

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Swan Wood Dawn Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

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In this painting I’ve depicted a lone swan on mirror still water drifting leisurely towards me. Its plumage highlighted by the diffused dawn light filtering through the surrounding woodland.  This scene was not the first vision/idea for this picture, it kind of originated by chance, instigated by ‘Sky’, my cat.  
I’d taken some photos, on my phone, of a pair of swans living on a privately owned lake where I was cleaning windows. The last time I saw them I took some beautiful pictures of them with their cygnets. They would all come so close, they get to know you I suppose. Sadly, the next time I was there they had been killed for food by people who do that sort of thing, leaving the babies to fend for themselves which they couldn’t, too young. Anyway I thought I like to use them for a painting.
The first canvas, which is now called “Swan Beach“, was used as the latest in-place to repose by my cat and I wasn’t sure the dents made by her little paws would lift. In time the canvas did regain its shape and I continued but having embarked on another painting, this one.

I used ‘wet on wet’ for the background after masking off the shape of the swan which I completed ‘wet on dry’.

 

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Oil on Canvas 40″ x 30″

Tango Moment - Canvas Art - Canvas Oil Paintings

Tango Moment Oil on Canvas 40″ x 30″

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Tango Moment – canvas art

Oil on canvas 40″ x 30″

Size of original: 40″x 30″ Other canvas art sizes available! A couple dancing the Argentinian Tango on a beach dance floor, a surreal depiction of the now. I know paintings of couples dancing on the beach have been done before but I like dancing, sky and seascapes so it’s my turn. 😀 .

THE INSPIRATION AND IDEA
I’d just finished priming another canvas, which incidentally, my son makes for me. Just about to scrunch up the old newspaper that had been on the work surface to catch any splashes when I noticed a rather faded and pixelated 5″ inch high photo of a couple in this pose. There was little detail and the faces were overlapped and in shadow but I just liked the shape so sketched it.

It was fun visualising the faces and how the light would fall on the subjects forms. I know I have so much still to learn but if I may be so immodest as to use such a description for any of my canvas art I think this is one of my most beautiful paintings. Even though it’s a few months since I painted it it still has such a strong effect on me each time I enter the room where it’s hanging. It seems to glow and emanate an energy of its own. The couple sinking into each others eyes oblivious to events around them.  That moment…. bliss!

I hope to add more to this theme in the future.

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Hidden Cove

Hidden Cove - canvas oil painting

Hidden Cove Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

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I love rugged coastlines and discovering unspoilt havens. In this picture I’ve tried to depict a sense of energy and movement swirling towards the close of another day. That moment when a myriad of hues is thrown into the sky like paint to canvas.

Just for fun I’ve hinted at the form of a hand in the sky while still appearing as cloud. How many times do we see cloud shapes that remind us of something else. So it’s not too surrealistic… it could happen. 😉

Anyway I really enjoy this image and I hope you do … again. 🙂

Again for this canvas oil painting I used the ‘wet on wet’ method early on but then needed the paint to be a little more tacky towards the end for sharper detail.

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Morning Haze
Morning Haze – Canvas Oil Painting – Framed Prints

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Morning Haze Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

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I very nearly painted a picture without depicting any water but then I just has to go and add a few puddles, well…. it is the UK and if it’s not raining it usually just has 🙂 I haven’t tried to illustrate any particular place that I can remember but I often walk over the downs in West Sussex and that is the obvious influence for me in this painting.

Sometimes the clouds are low and broken making the surrounding valleys appear veiled by mists. Roiling and tumbling and randomly revealing snippets of the hidden landscape as the overhead winds shred away the rising moisture. The sun just high enough to create a white-gold glow, fresh and clean.

Another ‘wet on wet’ oil painting. This time using a thin layer of liquid white oil as the base layer for the sky to get the pale hues and misty blends. 

A gentle image I hope you enjoy.

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Luna Sea

Luna Sea - Surreal Art - Oil on Canvas - Large Canvas Prints

Luna Sea Oil on Canvas 40″ x 30″

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Luna Sea

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I sketched a rough for this picture a couple of years ago after reading a novel set around the creation of Stonehenge. I find surreal art fascinating but so far seem only to create it by accident, not if I try. I really enjoyed depicting day and night, sun and moon, alongside each other. I tried to imagine how the light from each source would manifest together refracted by the arch of the wave and glistening in the surf. 

At the point of updating this post I have again let myself become distracted from painting. For the last 4 months carrying out what I believe will be the last major development of this website, fingers crossed, plain sailing soon. My point is that again, as with Luna Sea, I have 4 paintings in mid-stage and I kind of lose the point on them. But I recovered the process on this even after two years so it turns out ok… so long as I enjoy :).

Quite what my original idea was I can’t recall but I know it involved pagan tribes, balance, a moon Goddess, the sea and coast etc. However I got a real buzz out of painting this and attempting to include the sun and moon in the same view with their own particular light.

I hope you enjoy this attempt at surreal art enough to like and share it.

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New Spring Glory

New Spring Glory - Oil Paintings on Canvas

New Spring Glory Oil on Canvas 18″ x 24″

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Once again I used the ‘wet on wet’ but just for the sky and the sea. Hence the nice soft blends. I let the paint go off a little before painting in the surf. The foreground was left ready as just black gesso where I then applied a very thin layer of clear oil before detailing and finishing.

Three friends stop to appreciate the first dawn of a new Spring from a cliff top. While out walking on the beach the other day I noticed this lovely cloud formation with the sun trying to burst through but it only lasted for a few short moments. Anyway it gave me the idea behind this picture. OK it was a differnt time of day and were are no cliffs but that’s the fun of painting I guess. 🙂

I really enjoyed painting this and I think it will influence another painting I’m doing regarding the sky. I hope you all enjoy this picture as much as I do.

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Magic Morning Oil on Canvas 16″ x 12″

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