The Yacht III
Painting, Oil on Canvas,
A seascape in oil on canvas, this painting is a study of the effects of nature.
I painted this scene on the beach near Brodau on the Ostholstein coast in Northern Germany. It was morning, and the wavelets of the Baltic Sea were lapping on the cold white sand. The beach was completely empty. Quiet, except for one or two gulls. A lone yacht appeared in the distance, like a leaf on the bay. It was a magical hour, and I was able to capture its essence before completing the work later in the morning...
My work is influenced to some extent by the great artists James McNeill Whistler and Gustave Courbet, among others.
It is realist but spontaneous, and free, so as to capture the mood and atmosphere before the light becomes too dominant, or the interval before the relative strength or weakness of one or more of the elements reduces the moment.
The painting is unframed. I wish I didn't have to sell this painting (I never want to sell the paintings I like) but I am an artist and artists must sell their paintings to buy more oil and canvas, and continue painting... continue the quest for nature's mood and nature's great moments - the interplay of elements and light.
||oil, canvas, seascape, nature, mood, atmosphere
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About MICHAEL MCNAUGHTON
Influenced by James McNeill Whistler, Gustave Courbet and others, I am a painter of nature with a special focus on the interplay of air and light.... My work is realist, and reflects the feelings evok... More
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