Mixed media on deep edge canvas, 16x12 inches, £290.
Here is an image of Woolacombe Beach on a cold Saturday afternoon in January.
After a lazy lunch at the Red Barn, we took in this scene on the way back to our car. It was so still. Serene in fact, with a soft light and a gentle breeze.
It was only about half three but the light was already fading. What really captured my attention was the rusty reds in the sky. It was as if someone had sprinkled cinnamon around the clouds.
The painting itself was created with layers of acrylic scraped over the canvas. Then I used a big brush loaded with water to allow some of the pigment to lift and swim about, creating beautiful and interesting patterns and marks.
Once the acrylics had dried, I used generous layers of velvety oil paint, applied with a painting knife to create smooth and textured areas.
The glow behind the headland, the sparkles on the sea, and the light dancing on the winter foliage were added at the very end.
Do you enjoy visiting the beach in Winter?
If you'd like to know more about this piece please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Jobes, North Devon artist with a passion for the environment
"If you truely love nature, you will find beauty everywhere" - Van Gogh