Water - Seascapes and Marine Art

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Contemporary Seascape Painting

I see waves and weather every time I look out of the window and thus a large part of my painting has to be seascapes. Painting seascapes is similar to painting the sky in that there is the added element of constant movement within each work that the seascape artist must learn to deal with. 

The Small Isles-750x589

Oil Study for The Small Isles   8x10ins.  Oil on Canvas                                             

Eastern Shore - Dawn rising over the North Sea, Oil painting of Sky

Eastern Shore  8x10ins.  Oil painting on Canvas                                                         190

Oil painting of water and sunset - On Pebble Beach

On Pebble Beach    8x10ins.  Oil painting on canvas                                                 Sold

The Wakening-750x631

The Wakening    50x60cm  (approx 20x24ins) Oil on Canvas                                         Sold

This work is about the sense of space in a brand new uncluttered sky forming over the North Sea.


Sunrise 7th January-750x591

Sunrise 7th January   8x10ins   Oil on canvas                                                          

Painting of rainbow at Red Castle

From Red Castle 30x36ins.  Oil on Canvas                                                                1150

...as I crested the slope and got my first view from Red Castle - this rainbow was arcing into a dark North Sea....


Contemporary Seascape Painting - Lunan Bay

Lunan Bay 22x26ins.  Oil on Canvas                                                                                       Sold

A view towards Lunan Bay near Arbroath in Angus.


Oil painting of River Tay Dolphin

Tay Dolphin 1  Oil on canvas 50x60cms( approx. 20x24ins)                                          750

These superb and powerful creatures come into the Tay (mostly during the higher part of the tidal cycle) between May and October. They make a strong impression on anyone who sees them


Lightstorm  painting

Lightstorm 16x18ins.  Oil on Canvas                                  

...It began to develop into an exploration of the relationship between colour temperature and the representation of light in a painting


Much of my seascape observation is of the Tay Estuary which can change from a serene mirror to an awesome entity in a very short time. The stumps of the first Tay Rail Bridge, which can still be seen, are well recognised as a testament to its power on a bad day.

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Contemporary Seascape - oil painting of wave

Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is a river

The Wave 10x11ins.  Oil on Canvas                                  

Scotcraig Breaker

Scotcraig Breaker  16x18ins          

Painted over a preliminary pencil drawing to keep the main shapes tight and well defined...


Cockburnspath, Seascape painting of Sea from Cliffs Oil on Canvas, Landscape Painting

Cockburnspath  36x48ins.

A clear blue sky began to form a thin ribbon of mist far out on the horizon. This slowly expanded and approached...




Easthaven, Oil painting on canvas, Seascape

Easthaven  16x18                       

......the transition between the clear view through the water in the lower right of the painting, to the increasingly brilliant reflections as the eye lifts towards the horizon. I also remember getting wet feet...


Tall Ship leaving Dundee, Scottish Seascape Art

Tall Ship Leaving Dundee 20x24ins.

Painted after seeing the Mexican navy barque “Cuauhtemoc” leaving Dundee and sailing past my studio window while competing in the Tall Ships race.


S - contemporary seascape

West Beach Littlehampton 24x30ins     

Long an admirer of JMW Turner, I intended this painting to be an acknowledgement of his unique vision, so far ahead of his time.