I Can See The Sea
Limited Edition Giclee Print 10/10
75 x 50 cm
Signed on the back with the edition number.
Additional 4cm paper border around the image to allow for framing.
Professionally printed archival giclee on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper 300 gsm. The paper is a very soft satin, not shiny, to allow for maximum colour depth, and is thick and robust. Printed in archival ink so no fading should occur. The print is the same size as the original painting.
Here’s my description of the original painting, now sold:
I have always wanted to paint the sea, having lived on the coast as a child and being keen swimmer, but struggled to find my own perspective and idea of how to paint it. I dislike bad sea paintings made with cerulean blue, they are a pet hate of mine. The sea where I live is not blue! It is green and silty, and that is what I wanted to represent.
A friend posted an incredible photo of the sea, taken by going in up to his neck with his iphone and it was this photo which inspired this painting and my subsequent fascination with photographing waves using a waterproof camera.
To date this is the only sea painting I have made, but I have several drawings. I am trying to solve all technical issues with painting the subject before embarking on large sea pantings. Watch this space.
This painting has a very soft lilac sky, with corresponding highlights on the waves. I added a distant tanker as this sight is synonymous with swimming in the North Sea, there are always large ships on the horizon, and having grown up in Great Yarmouth I love the silhouette of working ships and boats leaving the port.