So I stopped talking about the Sea and started painting it - I have had so much fun- and its been a great excuse to get out walking! Im really lucky to live really near the sea and I can look at it every day, its an ever changing thing - calming and terrifying depending on the day. The colours are amazing, and of course everyone sees it differently. I love my meadow paintings but I'm now becoming addicted to the sea and all its changing moments.
So what do I do.....I usually start off with a walk and a few photos ..... maybe a sit and a think as well. Back to the studio and I just choose a few colours to start, my palette is very limited but I try to make as many greens blues and greys as I can so that the tones all blend and I go from one to the other and back again. I can spend weeks on a painting but will be working on several at one time, I need the many layers to dry in between painting sessions. The last thing to go on is the excitement of the white spray of the top of the wave.... this is nerve-racking as it can all go horribly wrong or it can work out exactly as I hoped. The challenge of the sea and the possibility of failure is ever present and that makes it all the more exciting.
There is a big element of chance about these paintings and that's what the sea and life is all about. If we don't take a chance or rise to the challenge of what is put in front of us then we aren't really experiencing our full potential.
Now Im off to paint some more..... keep a look out on my website for new work and Im always posting the new stuff on Instagram @denisefrenchartist
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Im a visual artist living and working in Dalkey Co Dublin, I love to paint and to draw and my artworks reflect my memories and emotions, mostly they make me happy!