‘Teal over Stormy Seas’ – Isle of Lewis
I find water so relaxing to watch and to paint and this painting was inspired by the Atlantic breakers off the Isle of Lewis where we were watching waders and teal brave the wind and dodge the sea spray.
Oil painting on Gesso board
Colin takes the presentation of his work very seriously! The entire picture is created from scratch.
He lovingly prepares each Gesso board to conservation standards, and uses hand-made oil paints from a specialist supplier. He also builds each individual frame specifically to complement the painting, and often finishes the frame with special wax varnish which he mixes himself. Some of the frames will have gold leaf applied to further enhance the effect.
Painting size approximately = 380 x 580 mm.