Friday, 13 April 2012

Waders on the Strand, Towards Seaton

Oil on Board, 7.5 x 10 inches  SOLD

This was in the early afternoon, with an amazing light effect looking towards Seaton from Axmouth.  A dark, cloudy sky with a few holes where the sun was bursting through and for a moment the Axe estuary was lit and the mud glowed brightly in the subdued atmosphere.  It was one of those fleeting light effects which I snapped quickly with my trusty digital camera and from which I had to make a painting.
Hundreds of waders and gulls were feeding on the strand restaurant, lined up all along the water line, taking their fill of the bounty beneath the mud - a bit like the fish and chip shop on a Friday night.  I particularly liked the greenish sunbeam in the left third of the painting, which I put in with a touch of Viridian. 


  1. Peter love both your pictures tonight can I be cheeky and ask if you use any other medium with your oils. Ve

    1. Thank you Ve. I don't use any medium apart from plain White Spirit to thin the paint for the first layers and just to dampen the rigger brushes when I 'm painting thin lines like tree branches. Otherwise, it's just neat paint, but I do use Alkyd Oils which are fast drying.

    2. Thanks for that Ve


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