Thursday, 17 July 2008

Breaking Waves, The North Sea, #3/08

Breaking Waves, high winds at Katwijk beach
oil on canvas, 20 x 140 cm (please note, not a small painting)
painted on location, Thursday 17 July 2008  -  SOLD

Not an ideal summers day, however for me working, 'en plein - air', couldn't ask for a better situation to paint. With the threat of rain, just over my shoulders, I was wasting no time getting the colors on this long narrow canvas. An appropriate size for such a study of waves breaking, wouldn't you agree? The focus is on what's happening at the shore line, thus only one sailboat in the distance,(right from the center), this helps in creating the illusion of depth.

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