Friday, 28 June 2013


2.5" x 3.5" Canvas Card

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A lovely wild place where you can get away from it all. I picture myself in a kayak just off the edge of the painting, heading towards the sea and drifting on the current.

I love the colour created when water covers sand or rock and the layers create violets and purples. This is something which realists may remark on, saying those colours don't exist in real life. Yes they do and Artists see them all the time, but sometimes it needs to be pointed out. The best way to see these colours is to hold a piece of white paper next to the image in a colour photograph. You will be surprised.

It wasn't my intention, but as sometimes happens with impressionist style painting, there is an artifact in this painting. An artifact is something created by the juxtaposition of colour, shadow,  light or brushstrokes that suggests something unintended. Artifacts are often painted out because the Artist didn't intend them to be there, but I consider them part of the magic of Art.

Here, there is an unexpected watery inhabitant, do you see him? Once spotted it will be obvious to you, but you may need to point him out to your guests. Or it could just be our little secret.

Cat # 13156  River Estuary