This seaside oil painting on canvas was inspired during a walk by the sea around a coastal headland on a beautiful summer's day.
Bright sunshine glittered on a turquoise sea under a blue sky in a wide sweeping bay. The acrobatic little birds that nest near-by, flitted past, up and down the cliff edge, passing by so close at times you felt like you could reach out and touch them. A perfect summer day made all the more precious by the approach of rain from over the seaside town in the distance.
I've lots of ideas for other paintings inspired by this walk so watch this space as they say.
There are also several mini works on paper (Gouache) I produced as part of the process of figuring out how to make this painting. One of these is shown on the left of the three small images.