St Abbs from Linkem Shore

St Abbs from Linkem Shore

Great sense of the open space. Willie, and interesting foreground.

Lovely composition Willie.

I like the perspective of this, the way it steers toward the sea.

Great depth in this Willie, and I love the foreground rocks...great texture !!! A seashore I would love to walk along!!

A beautiful painting Willie, it has a lovely depth to it.

A beauty Willie great job

Thanks John, Henry Margaret Chandra Carole appreciate your kind comments.

I've been thinking about doing something similar Willie, painting in oil from a pen & wash or watercolour that I've previously done. I'm finding that my style in oils is too tight and I can't seem to loosen up. Did you find it a help or hindrance to try this experiment? It looks loose yet you haven't missed out the important detail, some lovely textures in the foreground.

Thanks, Fiona, have a look at my pen & wash its in the gallery. You will see that its much looser and possibly the better for that (despite trying to keep the oil version loose as well). This one required a 'revisit'! I find that working from plein air sketches helps steer me away from the disciplined lines that my architectural background binds me to. Thanks for your comments always appreciated.

Thank you for your reply Willie. I've just looked at the pen & wash....blimey there's quite a difference even though this is loose. If you don't mind me saying a like the sketch, as you say it has that fresher, immediate feel to it. I must give it a go because I've stopped using oils as I don't like anything I produce with them at all. Thanks again.

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Oil on canvas board 12" x 10 after a pen and wash I posted late last year.

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