Medium: Oil on board
Size: 28 x 28 x 2 inches- floated in white boxed frame
‘Choppy’ is an oil painting of Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way coastline. A view from a little inlet of water called Cloonagh Bay which stretches out on to the Atlantic ocean. I get a lot of inspiration from this area as I grew up around the coast. I thought ‘Choppy’ would be a good title. From time to time, locals and fishermen would use such words or terms describing the mood of the sea. Generally the bay is so different every time I go there.
This particular place has high steps of rocks in the cliffs which we called ‘flags’. Flat limestone rocks stacked on top of each other. And are in particular much similar to other coastlines on the western seaboard. Here there are little interesting pockets of coves. The rocks jut in and out, you never know what you’ll see around the next part of the way!
The view I have painted is from the lower rocks. The views there are equally stunning and the sea is wild, hence always changing with the tides. The weather of each season effects the sea, as a result changing the light, the colours and the movement of water. In essence the sea is in a constant state of flux, as is the sky. In the painting, the clouds scatter with the north westerly dominant winds.
How could one not be entranced by the sea?! I’m just drawn by the sea, it seems to hook me for subject matter.
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