Wednesday 17 August 2016

#109 'Reynisdrangar Vik, Iceland' 7x9.5"

I completed this second painting in the afternoon. The light changed half way through with the sun coming out which enriched the colours and contrast.
I walked down the beach it was hard going in the soft back sand and my gear. I liked the stacks smaller and at a different angle so I could see three instead of two of them - in the first painting.
I wanted to try and convey the energy of the sea, it was massive and so loud, with continuous spray in my face. I used lots of loose brush marks in the sky and sea. And putting some tiny figures in gave a sense of scale.


  1. What exciting paintings - this one and no.108
    Really captured the power and energy of the scene.

  2. Love these two paintings, again my favourites so far! The depiction of wild wind and sea was magnificent and the inclusion of tiny figures inspired. I got the feeling that you really enjoyed painting these two pictures.

  3. Love these...specially 109. That brushwork is so exciting!

  4. Thank you so much Ebbybow, Pat and Jenifer for your comments it was exciting painting them, such an energy to the place!

  5. This one and 108 are a great comparison. The people in the painting adds so much because it gives you such a sense of how big and powerful the sence is.