Sunrise, Vilaine

Sunrise through vapours, first day of spring, river and marshes of the Vilaine, here you can followed the development of this painting,

“ Lever de soleil à travers les vapeurs, le premier jour du printemps, la rivière  et marais du Vilaine.”
Vilaine Sunrise
Sunrise through vapours, river Vilaine

81 x 51 cm (32″ x 20″), oils, this #painting  available for sale, 1,200 £.

This image follows on my posts of 14th, 18th and 19th of March which allowed you to follow the development and techniques employed to create this sort of painting while I demonstrated ‘wet on wet’ painting techniques 🎨:
Sunrise, Vilaine, the final development, the completed painting ‘Vilaine Sunrise’.
“La rivière Vilaine, lever de soleil à travers les vapeurs, le premier jour du printemps.”

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Beach Paintings Progress

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Beach Paintings continuing the theme of a new beginning, here is a second of the new paintings previously mentioned.

Beach painting
Beach paintings

61 x 38 cm (24″ x15″), ‘Sirènes plage de la Mine d’Or’, ‘‘Mermaids,  Beach of the Mine of Gold’.

Beach paintings; I’ve chosen a popular size,  as this size suits almost any home, office or public building like an hotel.
I prefer to create larger paintings as larger offers the painter more possibilities for developing the composition and colours.
Again the basic composition is in place and set with yellow ochre.
With each of the new paintings I’ll be employing different painting techniques.

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If artists colour vision interests you take a look at this updated page
It’s about how and why people see, in particular artists.
Red Bales 2
What is there in common with Gordon Frickers colour experience and paintings by the grand masters know to have visual ‘defects’?
Men like Renoir and Cézanne, Albrecht Dürer, Titian and Rembrandt, Monet and Degas, what does this tell us about their sense of colour vision?

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Live on board?

“Have you ever lived on one (a boat or square rig ship) for a long period of time?” I was asked today by film maker Frank Muller.
Thought it might be fun to share my answer with you which reminds me to restart writing the requested book about my life and work.
Charlestown, the port, ‘October Evening’, Cornwall available as a fine art print.
I’ve owned boats most of my life, built quite a few, repaired many more too.
I’ve not lived onboard for long periods.
I don’t really fancy that unless there is a good reason.
Maria Asumpta, a real square rigger,  entering Plymouth


It’s a bit cramped, fun for a while.

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