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Near Cape Schanck 4

Near Cape Schanck 4
Medium: Pastel
Base: Paper
Year: 2010
This is the fourth of a set of pastels. This work is on grey pastel paper, derived from photographs taken by Janice Mills on the shoreline along the ocean near Flinders and Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia. Due to popular demand and entering a lot of exhibitions this year the photos taken have, as I predicted, fostered a new set of seascapes.
This pastel painting is also taken from a larger photo which has been cropped for dramatic effect in Photoshop and the colours enhanced. The sky has been altered, adding clouds in tones of grey with touches of mauve and light yellow to bring out the blues and greens in the waves.
This scene was also little more complicated because of the amount of rocks with a wave about to crash over them which has a large trough in front of it creating a sense of drama.
Light jade greens blend into the light blues in the water and there is a lot of movement in the wave and the water running over the rocky shelf in the bottom of the work.
I have tried not to overwork the pastels and have attempted to keep the spray of the water looking fresh and immediate. This work even with the complications in spots was a very enjoyable piece to paint. With each pastel I have noticed that the works are coming together more quickly and with more ease. The planning for works such as these is getting more organised and I feel I have only better artwork to come in the future, which I look forward to displaying for art lovers to enjoy and purchase.
Dimensions: 60 cm (width) × 35 cm (height)
Ownership: Artist
Credit: Original photography by Janice Mills
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