Twin Beaches – May

Twin Beaches – May (8″ x 10″ oil on panel)

I have painted plein air at this location a few times now and every time it’s so different. The level of the water and the direction of flow of the tide …the colour of the water …and the sky, the quality of the light – so much can change by season and by time of day. Of course things are changing even during the time it takes to create a small painting. On this day, the tide was coming in quite quickly but I mostly kept the original water level. I loved the colours in the shallows and on the wet sand.

(C) 2022 Hilary Farmer

Gull Muses

Gull Muses (11″x 14″ oil on stretched linen)

Further exploration of the ocean’s edge, this is another intuitive painting which grew into itself. I really didn’t know what I was going to paint, but I was feeling drawn again to the rocky coastal zone. The pops of colour are more realistic than the semi-abstracted painting might seem, since there are all colours of seaweeds here as well as purple and orange starfish.

(C) 2022 Hilary Farmer