Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The North Sea, in its obstinate clamour

Halsstarrig clamor van de Noord Zee, Strandaanslag # 10, DH.
oil on canvas
30 x 80 cm - (12 x 76 inches)
painted on location - Tues 25 Jan 2011   -    SOLD

Looks like a decent series is starting to develop here! Usually I include much more sky in my seascapes, but am finding that in this compositional style, the eye has a comfortable focus on what's happening in the foreground. And that is were all the action is taking place. Wild, savage waves breaking in thundering sound on a desolate stretch of beach. The play of light, causing cast shadows, and creating earthly colors, bouncing off the natural grasses of the dunes, all contribute for an esentially intriguing moment, here at the # 10 beach entrance, Westduinpark, The Hague.