Dawn Reqqa Point

Dawn Reqqa Point

Wow, this is fabulous Thalia, great light and atmosphere.

Lovely light in the water.

Wow, it’s fabulous. Those sea colours are vibrant.

Incredible Thalia. Love the movement you have created with the palette knife and the colours in the rocks sing. Can’t believe you used such a limited palette.

Superb light Thalia and I love the way you have let the colours of the previous painting shine through.

Fabulous working of the sea. But its a great painting everywhere -terrific.

So energetic with the marks and the restricted palette is a success. I love the light on the sea but also that bluish haze on the far rocks, contrasting with the warm brown in the foreground. Lovely painting Thalia.

And even more glad that you weren't washed away!

Aha just spotted this finished version Thalia which is very dramatic and a great ad for a limited palette. I think the fact that you painted it presumably fairly quickly and in one go really adds to the freshness. Lovely.

Oh, Alan, thank you ...a comment as kind as that from a master of light and atmosphere as you are means a great deal to me! Thank you Georgiana, Ellen, Carole [indeed yes... I often wonder why I bought so many colours when i actually use so few in each painting!] Thank you, Val, yup, they just lift it, don't they! Thank you Willie, and Marjorie, indeed, the wind on this coast can be very alarming. I really appreciate all your lovely helpful comments, thanks so much for looking!

Wonderful scene Thalia, I like much the colours and the light. The water is superb with great light and movement.

Thalia, this is a delight! Your textural brushstrokes give movement to the ocean, and the path of light leads us through. Such a success, painted quickly and on the cliff's edge! wow!

Thank you very much, Cesare, Nancy and Heather you're really kind and very much appreciated indeed!

A beautiful painting - I can see where the oranges have become rocks, it works perfectly!

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Painted this morning at dawn, Req'qa Point is just below our apartment. I have been waiting to paint this close to the cliff edge for months, far too dangerous if there is any wind at all! It was painted at great speed with a palette knife, using just 4 colours, Cyan, French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Naples yellow and Titanium white. I painted it over an old still life workshop demonstration of a bowl of oranges, which I had covered with a thin layer of B Sienna, traces of the old painting form part of the new! Amazing how many times this works out so well! I am posting the plein air scene below, I hope!

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