Towards Whitburn from Seaburn Beach

Towards Whitburn from Seaburn Beach

The shapes are strikingly done and capture the landscape dramatically.

Am I to understand you used digital for inspiration or the other way around? This I love. It makes a statement of enrgy and exuberance. Love the impasto.

Thanks very much Gudrun. I love impasto too but I'm not very good at it. I want to do it though so I try. I like the sensation of plastering the paint on straight from the tube with a knife. I did the acrylic painting first then wondered if it could be improved with digital. It probably wasn't. It takes a good artist to make a beach interesting and I think that's where I fell down.

Impasto indeed Michael, looks great and I like the darker shapes.

Thanks for kindness Alan.

Great work, Michael, wonderful colours and shapes, very impressive.

Beautiful, textured composition Michael. Two lovely paintings.

Love this abstract Michael.

Love the textures and the vibrancy of this piece, Michael. Very nicely done.

Hang on Studio Wall

Acrylic. Impasto.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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