Marine Paintings

Marine paintings Gallery.

Most paintings in this gallery are for sale.

Feel free to ring me on (02) 5698 5284, or email me (go to contact page) for offers or questions.

Limited edition prints are available on request.

Movement and light is crucial to the creation of marine paintings. My marine paintings are always dominated by movement and light. The paint needs to be applied quickly to impart the sensation of movement in a marine painting. Waves, splashes and reflections all need to be treated as they are – momentary. Recently I’ve been experimenting with different palettes with my marine work – some tend towards photorealism – others to a more highly exaggerated colour scheme.”

To be creative while painting a seascape is all too easy. One must work so quickly that being creative becomes automatic. Painting a seascape is one of the most enjoyable pastimes one can do. It is so free. I especially like to use pastels to paint seascapes

Marine Paintings

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Marine Paintings Gallery

Marine oil painting is particularly tricky, as oil paint forces one to paint slowly. The temptation to do so may detract from the representation of movement in the water. The most successful marine paintings depicting moving water are often done in pastels or painted quickly with little attention to smoothing over brushstrokes and creating a perfect finish. The directions of brushstrokes in marine paintings help to create movement in these works.

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