Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Bournemouth Beach Hengistbury Head


Bournemouth Beach Hengistbury Head


This painting shows, in the distance Hengistbury Head, as seen from Bournemouth Beach in the South of England. The location to be exact is the sandy beach in the Southbourne area of the seaside town. It is based on a photograph taken during the autumn 2013 when the holiday makers are thin on the ground. It took about a day to do.
The painting was done in acrylics on stretched paper measuring 10” x 12” during November 2015.

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#beach #painting #seaside #bournemouth #art

hengistbury head acrylic painting

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Bournemouth Beach Hengistbury Head WIP

Bournemouth Beach Hengistbury Head WIP

This photograph shows WIP on a small painting of Hengistbury Head, as seen from Southbourne beach. Southbourne beach itself runs in to Bournemouth beach, Dorset. It is done on paper, the painted area being 12" x 10". As seen in the first panel the paper is painted red and the drawing done on top with brown acrylic paint. The middle panel shows a half way stage and the last panel the final work.

The final painting can be seen in detail here.

#wip #beach #art #dorset #bournemouth

acrylic painting WIP hengistbury head
Hengistbury head from Southbourne Beach WIP acrylic painting

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Old Boat Propeller


Old Boat Propeller


This painting shows an old propeller attached to an old wooden fishing boat. She was built in the 1930s and was under going repair and preservation in a boat yard in Southampton. The surface of the propeller was very worn, weathered and covered with old algae and muck that had become bleached in the sun. This made an interesting contrast to the rest of the scene with the wooden hull largely in shade. I painted the picture quite loosely and deliberately did not become fussy with the details, just using a larger brush than normal to keep thing from becoming too tight. The hull had been partly sanded down and so revealed lots of different reds and blues coloured paintwork from its life in the water, plus the bare wood itself. The contrast to the many pieces of bright blue coloured synthetic rope was pleasing.
The painting is 12” x 10” and painted on a canvas board using acrylics.

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#marine #art #boat #propeller #sailing

worn and weathered boat propeller art
Old Boat propeller acrylic painting