I’ve always had a passion for waves, something we generally only get here when its stormy, and then the skies tend to be rather grey and forbidding. I suspect the magic of waves has been tucked away at the back of my mind over recent years whilst I’ve been busy drooling over the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. I love the movement and patterns created along the shores, though this can certainly be said for all types of sea and oceans.
Whilst in Sydney my eldest son, James, showed me some wonderful ‘wave’ photos that he’d recently taken and felt I just had to attempt to paint some, perhaps in a fairly abstract fashion. James and his partner, Danielle, spent a large part of last year travelling and filming around the Australian coastline documenting marine reserves and sanctuary areas. Take a look at their website http://bluebottlefilms.com/ for more of James’ stunning photography and their documentaries and videos.
I must have absorbed something of their enthusiasm for the sea, as I’ve decided that I’m going to immerse myself in a series of large canvasses with that theme, sometimes waves, or just capturing the gentle ripples of the Med. Its a wonderful feeling losing oneself in the formation and colours of the ocean! I will pull myself back to reality for my Art Weekly paintings though!
Size: 21 x 15cm
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