Seascapes are not something I ever thought I would be interested in doing but after catching up on previous years of 'Landscape Artist of the year' on You Tube I learnt that impressionist and semi abstract landscapes / seascapes can be just as evocative and capturing as the other works I enjoy.
In my mind I always felt that landscapes needed to be realistic, that noone would like my impressionist / semi abstract style transferred to landscape but having watched so many fantastic artists in the program and seen how well they did, the judges seemed to prefer their styles over the more realistic; this gave me a real lift and has inspired me to try out landscapes in my own style which definitely leans more to Impressionist / semi abstract.
I used one of my many photos of Seaton to create the piece above. This was taken whilst sat on the pebbles looking over at the cliffs. I feel I kept it close to the photo in this piece, capturing the pale blue sky well and the foamy waves on the pebbles. I kept more focused on recreating the picture in this piece and didn't really free up much.
For this piece I used acrylics again but loosened up and allowed the picture to be more free. I was inspired by the waves crashing against the algae covered rocks.