Drawn to the sea on the World Oceans Day

I have been living on the stunning Isle of Mull in Scotland for a while. Surrounded by the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. Blessed to be able to get to the beach just a short drive away from my home.

To enjoy the tranquillity and peace of Calgary beach on a sunny day. Turquoise waves gently rolling onto the shore making the pastel sand move under my feet. Clear Sky Blue and Aqua Royal Blues creating mesmerising effects.

Inhaling crisp salty air straight from the ocean, exhaling and experiencing that deep connection with nature. Be in awe of creation and feeling deep peace inside.

Remembering also how important it is to keep our oceans and beaches clean.

That’s my inspiration behind a totally new body of work that I have been working on for a while now.

Having fun while creating contemporary, “ birds like view” seascapes.

Ocean blues and the deep greens of the Scottish islands has inspired me to experiment with a new medium. I am painting with resin, a very fluid and versatile medium.

You can use it in many ways. I love trying create layers recreating the depth of the water. Translucent colours and details emerging through the layers of resin.

Experimenting by adding a variety of inks, different ways of moving the resin across the surface. Just like the movement of the water. Recreating the lacing effects of the moving waves on the painting. Gentle foam rolling back and forth along the sandy beach.

At times the medium is doing it’s own thing and that’s fine. You have to learn to go with the flow. See where it takes you. Experiment and make notes. My memory is bad.

Anyway that’s how I see it. Feel free to see totally something else in the painting. Even turn it upside down. I don’t mind that.

Raising waves resin painting