Inspired by the later works and series of unfinished pieces of JMW Turner c.1845.
His unexhibited paintings reworking his monochrome landscape prints inspired the colour work of this emotive piece. Lending to his later colour techniques, pure colours are used rather than contrasting tones expressing the blazing light and energies of the sea as it sprays against the rocks at sunrise, capturing that first burst of energy in the Spring, as the sun warms your skin on a frosted morning.
This work laid foundations within the depths of the palette in ochre and greys, building layers of paint, scraping and then overpainting -creating the gradual build of pure colour, capturing sensory experiences by means of abstraction and colour.
This piece is painting the light as it is caught in the soft sprays and the pure joy as the sun hits your face.
Take a step back, and soak up the light.
Sea Spray 2017
61 x 92 x 4 (cms)
Oil on Canvas
Varnish Finish & Framed
-For Colour Reference Only.