Three boats at the Icebox

Three boats at the Icebox


"Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think."Robert Henri:


From a sketch and done very quickly, i wanted to capture the essence of the scene. Heavy cloud was threatening above as seen - this was essential to the over-all painting and feeling of movement and dept.

Painted from my 'home from home': WestPier Dun Laoire harbour. I love painting shadows in strong sun, there's so much to learn about shadow and shade. It moves with slow, but steady effect; before you know it they're gone! Getting the shadow shapes in prior to my initial painting was essential, the rest hopefully falls in place. Patients and timing are key priorities to watercolour.

14 x 10
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