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Beach Holland on Sea


This painting finished itself.  It depicts a spot I walk along regularly at Holland on Sea in Essex.  Although the image I was trying to recreate was of quite a calm day, I felt I needed to increase the height of the waves and decrease the size of the beach – but the painting had other ideas and decided it was happy as it was.  There is a magnetic feel to the work with the sand being dragged to the sea ready for the next wave to break.  It needed to stay that way.  I like viewing this painting from the side at quite an acute angle when the sky in particular appears so alive.  Painted using a palette knife with an impasto style of application.





Winsor and Newton water mixable oil on canvas board.


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