Monday, March 7, 2011

October evening oil 18 x 24

My favorite beach. The light was lovely.
The distant headland is actually one of a series of granite Islands transported over to England from Norway. They were brought in enormous barges and unloaded at high tide. At low tide diggers would pick up the rocks and move them slowly into place. they created these long Islands about 100 yards long and 30ft high. The whole process took years. As you can Imagine, the Islands, (about 8 I think) changed the coastal landscape. instead of shifting shingle and terrible erosion, we now have a permanent grassy, shingle beach which has become a haven for wildlife and plants. There are large rock pools around the base of the Islands. and shallow sheltered bays between the Islands. The birdlife is Incredible. A large population of Turnstones, oystercatchers, plovers, lots of smaller waders, and of course, my favourite, the recent addition to our birdscape.... Little Egrets. You could almost forgive the awful smell of the rotting seaweed that also piles up after storms.

12 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

OMG Matthew, that is brilliant! You have such talent!!

From The Studio Floor said...

Colette, The feeling is mutual.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Wow,looks like a photo,I love the evening colors in this picture as well as all the detail.

art by Renske said...

This it a lovely painting. It looks like a real photo. The evening colours are so warm.

Terry Miller said...

Colette beat me to . . . OMG! This is gorgeous, Matthew. Not surprising at all, but your handling of the light, the light . . . that's what it is all about. Perfection, friend!

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Michael said...
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Michael said...

Amazing Matt - I can almost smell the seaweed!

John said...

Matt this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd love to see the original. I hope to get to see you guy's this summer.

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Susan Roux said...

Hi I'm just finding you. Your work is wonderful. I love this ocean scene.

RichiesART said...

Excellent painting Matt. The subject matter being to terrifying to comprehend.