The Bay 1
The Bay 1
The Bay 1 is a cool and airy painting based on the North Coast of Scotland.
- Oil on canvas / 60cm x 91cm / Framed
ABOUT THE WORK
The Bay 1 is based on the North Coast of Scotland. The quality of the light there is amazing, as is the air.
I was drawn to this painting for its gentle and cool palette and the opportunity to create a new technique for some heavy texture in the foreground rocks. This was another painting based on a photograph I took, using a fisheye lens to pull both sides of the bay into the composition.
What Was It Like To Paint?
Although subtle, this picture was based on a photo taken with a fisheye lens, giving it slight distortion the exaggerates the perspective.
The foreground rocks are painted with thick impasto paint applied with a palette knife and they really pop out, making the viewer feel like they can step into the painting.
How Does It Feel?
This painting really has a sense of space to it and it feels light, clear and crisp.
This is done on one of my Large canvases, making it quite an impactful painting.
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