Saturday, 29 July 2017

Radiating Ropes and Boats, Mousehole

Oil on Board, 12 x 17 inches

This is another painting for the Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition. Even though the day was somewhat overcast with little sunlight giving any spectacular lit-up surfaces, I was immediately attracted to the beautiful green water in the reflections of the sea walls - that lovely colour the sea appears looking at the sand beneath, like in those shots of Bermuda beaches!

Although a much smaller painting than the Portree harbour one below, this took just as long to complete, if not a little longer - boats are so damned fiddly! The composition was perfect, especially with the radiating lines of the ropes pointing at the gap in the wall, and I loved painting those seaweed-wrapped ghostly shapes of the ropes beneath the water - worth the struggle!

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