Abstract seascape

Hope everyone had a nice weekend:) It was very sunny and warm here in London yesterday.

Based on the same photograph I shared you yesterday, I painted another picture in acrylic in more abstract way.

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Seaside Town Stonehaven

I recently read a book called ‘Painting Realistic Abstracts‘ by Kees van Aalst

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and also a book called ‘Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media‘ by Debora Stewart

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I found both books inspiring, and they encouraged me to paint more expressively.

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Using my fingers to paint clouds and the waves

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and the finish:)

Seaside Town Stonehaven

You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder

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Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Hello

Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Scottish Seascape

I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago.  Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Here are some photos I took..

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Dunnottar Castle was amazing!

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This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting

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After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!

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Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land

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Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture

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I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

Scottish Seascape