‘The English Riveiera’ is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a large painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas. It is painted using a combination of oil and acrylic paint which gives it extreme vibrancy and shine in some areas. In some areas of the painting the oil pigment is fluorescent which gives intense strong colour.
A lot of us have spent much of the last year not travelling far from home, including me. The seaside, holidays, nostalgia and vintage have always been themes that I have explore in my work. Often places that are far away that I have conjured from imagination.
In this painting which is part of the ‘staycation’ series I have looked closer to home for my inspiration. This image is a snapshot of life over on the beach near where I live. It’s often busy with joggers, dog walkers and people waiting for a portion of cheesy chips outside the kiosk. The small details and street furniture have inspired me in this work and I enjoyed playing with colour to capture the luminosity in the parasols.
The English Riviera
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