Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Moorings at Morston

Oil on Board, 14 x 20 inches

Lots of colour and sunshine casting sharp shadows, this was quite a challenge to paint with all the gubbins that boats have on and attached to them and when I tackle a subject like this I inevitably have to fight against overworking it. With most of the players packed into the right foreground, the sunlit mudbank on the left provided a nice quiet resting place for the eye, otherwise the picture would have been too busy.  The creek at low tide gave a nice lead-in to the painting but was also in danger of taking the eye right out of the picture, but luckily, the intensely lit roof of the building at top left help arrest that, and push the gaze back again over the picture plane.

This will be the last oil I'm going to submit for the RSMA exhibition. Next will be a large Pastel if I can get it done before the deadline of 12 noon this Thursday 29th July....

8 comments:

  1. Un travail extraordinaire...
    Une lumière sublime...
    Gros bisous

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    1. Merci beaucoup MartineAlison : J'apprécie vos commentaires !

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  2. superb painting, you astound and delight me every time!

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    1. Thank you Sharon - much appreciated!

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  3. Hi Peter.
    ditto to what sharon says mate. Fantastic painting again. All the best Peter.
    Vic.

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  4. Wonderful Painting Peter hope all goes well with the exhibition because you have worked so hard. All the very best Ve

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    1. Thank you very much Ve - may not get anything accepted yet - we'll see!

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