One of the big appeals of painting at the coast is that no two days are the same. These two seascapes were produced on location in the south east corner of Ireland in the month of June. In both oil paintings the changing light and big skies had a dominent influence on the subjects creating the need to work quickly to capture the moment. I work wet in wet when painting in oil and enjoy the liquid feel of the paint, pushing it around the canvas and laying one colour over another like spreading butter.
Top: Summer Breeze, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 55cm
Below: On an Emerald Tide, Oil on Canvas 40 x 55cm
Post published by Tomas King 14 - 7 - 2012         

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