Wednesday, 5 January 2011


I've been working yesterday on a seascape from a photograph I took last year during a week-end in Lyme Regis. I wish I had done it on the spot but you can't always have your material on you.
Here is below the finished painting:

Boats entering the port, Lyme Regis    10"x14"

And below is the original photograph I worked from. As you can see, I've changed a few things. I took some liberty with the clouds and water reflections and I also decided to remove the left part of the port and amend the position and numbers of the boats to make the composition work better (I think?).


  1. Very nice Valerie. Your adjustments from the photo work well. The sky handling reminds me of Boudin! Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks David! I'm rather happy with the over-flattering Eugene Boudin comparison so I'll remember that one if I ever need a lift! Glad you think the adjustments from the photo were justified. Looking forward to your next post!

  3. AMAZING! Really love this piece-I could live with it!

  4. J'aime! Décidément je reste fan de tes paysages où il y a de l'eau!

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