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My Seascape Paintings

Sandra Francis Paintings Posted: november 5, 2010 / Modified: november 5, 2010
My Seascape Paintings My seascape paintings.

Describing my art… Three things, what I get out of painting which is a way of life to me, (an expression of an inspiration that builds up and has to be released), what the viewer or purchaser gets, enjoyment, relaxation, memory of their visit, a decoration that enhances their rooms, a treasured possession, and what aspects of painting that are most important to me and what make mine a little different to other artists.

I have always painted even before I learnt to read and write from the age of 3, in Africa on a plantation in the jungle.
After a lifetime of portraits, commissions, places, prints of local scenes all over Southern England some of which can be seen on www.sandrafrancispaintings.co.uk

I now am fortunate enough to have moved to the sea where I can see the ever changing colours of the ocean every day over morning coffee. Many long walks over the past 9 years at the edge of the waves on the beaches which are only yards from my front door have instilled in my memory the colours and moods of the area.

Important are colour and distance, space, fresh air, movement, trees on the headlands with mist and graduation of blues to green. Seagulls, rocks and trees right at the edge of the sands. Sometimes distant sails and the local yachts and dinghies in summer, but I prefer the simpler subject with the minimum of realistic detail. Waves in the mist as it was this morning are abstract and there was a lot of atmosphere with the light coming through creating green lines of light on the water.

I am planning a series of seagull paintings and this background atmosphere will be ideal with the gulls flying past.

My best painting to date since moving to the Isle of Wight is The Seagull and the Spinnaker Tower which conveys the distance over the water with the colours of the sea and the perspective of the seagull on the rocks being larger than the Tower in the distance at Portsmouth. It has a lot of detail in the foaming waves around the rocks
This acrylic painting is still for sale is 3ft square on 3d canvas.
It will be in my gallery on this website.

I also did one the same size of a gentle wave coming off shore and the skyline of Portsmouth in the distance.

I have sold many of these seascapes locally in galleries, hotels and restaurants and also online. Many previous customers now collect them.
Julia. Colletto
Premium members Julia. Colletto, June 7
J'aime beaucoup votre façon de peindre
M. Pilar
Premium members M. Pilar, February 4
Un hermoso trabajo, bravoo!

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