The continuous motion of the winds and the sea stir sea-spray high up onto the cliffs above. I want that. I want that feeling of stirring and motion. With as few brushstrokes as possible on this large canvas, I want us to be slightly queasy from it as we are swayed in the waters and crash against the rocks within our viewing of this painting.
STORM WATCHING 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas
Contemporary as this painting is, if J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851) comes to mind you can be forgiven because, without any reference to the artist in my original post, his name appeared on the recommended tag list. I have therefore included a few links to his work in the related articles section below for your reading pleasure.
Also, there is a detailed in-progress post on my Creative Potager blog HERE which includes reference images from my photography shoot that inspired this painting.
UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2014: Short video (less than six minutes) where Terrill Welch talks about this painting and the intentions behind her work.
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- JMW Turner: master of the ocean (theguardian.com)
- Maritime Museum’s ‘sublime’ Turner and the Sea – reviews (theweek.co.uk)
- Restored Turner painting back in the spotlight at Bowes Museum (thejournal.co.uk)
- Tate (manuelagandaravilas.wordpress.com)