“Into the blue”
Just started on a new work today with a preliminary title of “Into the blue”.
I have been looking at the work of Maggi Hambling and her attitude to the sea with its ‘walls of water’. Her use of oil paints and the free reign it gives her is really inspiring. She says “oil paint has a great life force of its own”.
The range of blues and turquoise from photographs of giant waves in the South Pacific has also inspired me.
However a winter sea with its pale green, white and grey can be equally interesting to try and capture.
One of the reasons that I keep returning to the subject of giant waves and their power might have to do with the fact that I was knocked over by a large wave as a young child and hurled into the sand with some force. I clearly remember the mouthful of sand which resulted.
I will add to this post as I progress.
Worked some more on this today. Trying to get the crest right.