Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Breaking Waves, The North Sea, #1/08

Breaking waves with seagulls, Zuiderstrand, The Hague
oil on canvas
30 x 60 cm
painted on location, Fri 23 May 2008


"Painters, go look at the sea. There you will see the marvels of color and light, the sparkling sky. You will feel the poetry of the sands, the charms of the air, of the imperceptible hue. You will return from there stronger and full of great accents.
Poets, go and see the beach. You will have to sing the mystery of infinity.....
Musicians go listen to its harmony. All of you, finally, who are tired of wordly life, all of you who are oppressed by the weight of days,... go and breathe in the strength and faith of fertile nature, our mother and friend."

Odilon Redon ( 1840 - 1916 )

Now you know why I never get tired of painting this subject! Don't I know about those imperceptible hues , it would take the challenge out of it , if it was otherwise.

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