The sea

Part of the reason that I have taken up painting again is for the 'mindfulness' that comes from spending time applying gouache to cartridge paper. It is relaxing, you lose yourself in the process and, at the end of it, you have a piece of original artwork - it really doesn't matter if it is any good or not.

Above is my latest effort. Having used trees as the subject matter for most of my previous paintings I decided to adopt the sea for this one. Colour and pattern took over, and the final result is a bit of a dog's dinner, but that's what happens when you allow your mind to wander off.

I don't know if this is actually finished yet. I may well return to it at a later date and tweak...


dmcjournal said…
I know as much about painting as I do about brain surgery but 'a dog's dinner' this certainly isn't.

Very nicely done Steve, something to be proud of I would say.
Dylan Wrathall said…
Steve - "Dog's dinner" it certainly isn't! Art is something about which I know little, but I know what I like and that painting is superb - finished or not?
Love it Steve! All fresh and full of life!
Derek Faulkner said…
As I know nothing about art at all, best I can say is that it's nice and colourful and would probably be a nice subject for bathroom tiles.
Steve Gale said…
Thank you all for your positive comments. I'll be popping round to Derek's to paint his bathroom tiles later in the week!
mike N. said…
Check out the work of Colin See-Paynton-I'm sure he is copying your style (only in monochrome)
Steve Gale said…
Thank you Mike, I'll have a look
Jamie said…
Nice! Looks alive.

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