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Wester Haven

"Low Tide at Wester Haven" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm


This is the little harbour of Wester Haven, which I mentioned in my previous post about the Ice House. The boat is used for lobster fishing, which is a common activity around the coast.


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  1. Well this is a KT if ever I saw one..!
    I always admire the way you use the scenes around you for your paintings... Terrific!
    If I lived closer than an ocean away I'd be taking instruction from you.
    Barbra Joan

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    1. Thank you BJ, if I ever get to the point of offering international workshops you'll certainly be getting an invitation! :-)

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  2. I admire the way you have treated the water Keith. Very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Ray, the main thing about the water was resisting the temptation to touch it until the end, when I could judge the values better.

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  3. Oh, I really like this. Not only the scene and composition, but I'm especially drawn to your palette. Your subdued colours look so natural, very reminiscent of James Fletcher-Watson. Excellent work as always Keith ...... and I'd like one of those invites too. ;-)

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    1. Hello John, I'm glad you like the painting. I've started using Cerulean and Viridian and they do produce a nice, soft and natural look when combined with earth colours.

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  4. The fact that it is low tide means that the boat - so very definitely the focus of the painting - appears to be on land and not in the water. This lends a surreal feeling to the painting. It's great, Keith.

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    1. Thanks Diane, I've always found beached boats an attractive subject; maybe that's why.

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  5. Hi there Keith!... This "high n' dry" moment beautifully captures the peace and tranquility possible... when daily labour comes to rest... as it should. If only we all took a lesson about the value of rest and contemplation as a part of living a full life. I think this painting bespeaks an understanding of this this realization... that you and I share! Another Tilley-esque gem!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, I think you have identified one of the attractions of harbours: they are one environment where that restful quality is inevitable because of the ebb and flow of the tide.

      All the best,
      Keith

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