shell 2

shell 2

These are obviously Maggi Hambling's 'scallop sculpture' on Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk which she made as a tribute to Benjamin Britten. I know these are a triptych but I like this one best, I prefer the composition. The colours you have used give a very peaceful look to the painting. On close inspection I can see lots of 'fish shapes' among the stony beach (and even a dog'd nose and eyes), not sure if this was meant or not! A very nice painting, is it acrylic?

Hi, you have unearthed my painting secret!! No, any shapes you see are purely coincidental - I was trying to reflect the rythms in the shapes of the sky and stones. I think the sculpture is quite ugly and harsh but some how it works in its location. I like the way it changes colour according to atmospheric conditions and the crude, sharp shapes at the edges compared with the smooth stones of the beach and the curves in the clouds. The painting is acrylic on canvas.

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painting 2 of new triptych

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