An oil painting of sea and sky with a hint of thunder to come.
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The Unpredictable Landscape

To be honest it is me that has become unpredictable!

I had seen this incredible landscape of blues and pinks. The light was pure and crisp but there was a touch of thunder in the sky! I had already been working on a canvas for a few weeks using mainly blues. My was focus had been on the sea of glass talked about in the book of Revelation in the Bible.

But I am discovering that what I ‘see’ in the heavenly places often presents itself here in the natural environment. This is what happened while I was working on this painting. I had been walking along the coast and before me was this incredible scene of blues with soft pink. The pink was almost indiscernible to the human eye, but there it was non-the-less. And, of course a dramatic thing was going on in the sky above!

Landscape of Blue and Soft Pink

I returned to the studio and rather boldly lathered my blue canvas with pinks and grey. Leaving the underpinning of blue in place, I wove in the green that I had seen in the seaweed and with a touch of thunder thrown in it was there. Unpredictable indeed. But what a joy the whole experience has been. Too often we traumatise over our work, when what is required can simply be some inspiration with a touch spontaneity.

The next day after sitting on my hands refusing to adjust anything. I returned to the studio and brought some gentle balance into things. I added a line of magenta to pop the blue, brought warmer shades of pink into the peachy tones and applied a gentle wash of pink over the bright green in the foreground. It was a delight and I am well happy with the outcome. Do please contact me if you would like to see this painting in the flesh. It is still drying but that is not a problem.

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