Monday, April 14, 2008

Sea Rocks

To balance the cool colours in the seawater, marine artists often add pink reflections of a sunset, or sunrise. Reddish brown rocks also add contrast. To make a pleasing composition, where there is an area of rocks, or headland, to one side of a painting, a smaller area of rock, or headland, should be added as a counterbalance on the other side. In the painting with the figure, the hair of the woman counterbalances the rocks to some extent.

Frank H. Myers - The Golden Path,
24 x 30 inches, 1940's

USA, 30 x 46 Inches

Evening On The Beach.
Dame Laura Knight, R.A. (1877-1970).
Watercolour And Gouache

Ships and Waves

Rose Miles - 20¼ x 30¼ Inches


SSamuel Walters - 21 x 33 ¼ Inches


Warren Sheppard

Duncan Gleason - 20 x 16 Inches

Emile Gruppe - 24 x 20 Inches

Hughes - 24 x 36 Inches

Knox - 24 x 36 Inches

Montague Dawson20 x 30¼ Inches

40½ x 34½ In - Gleason


Archibald Cary Smith - 30¼ x 48⅛ Inches

Buttersworth - 14 x 18 In

Buttersworth - 14 x 18 Inches

12 x 16 Inches

16 x 24 Inches - Fowles

24¼ x 42 Inches

24⅜ x 33⅜ Inches

25 x 35 Inches


Southwest USA
Unknown USA
Russell Case, 42 x 54 inch

Curt Walters
Curt W
Curt W

Curt W

Thoughts about Painting

Sometimes it's good to start a painting with a colour that is deliberately 'wrong', in the sense that it doesn't match 'reality'. Think of the evocative gold backgrounds in icons or Japanese screens, or the mysterious black backgrounds in European Portrait painting. This forces you to think of the painting as a self-sufficient design with it's own internal laws, not as a slavish reproduction of nature.

Coastal Photos (USA?)