Brighton, South Australia

Shoreline stretch is a painting from Brighton jetty, looking north towards Hove. I have painted a lot of this stretch of coastline, usually showing trees framing the beach scenes. This painting was stripped to its essentials – the sea! A small slice of the shoreline and rock wall gives some scale to the picture. The title comes from the image of the waves reaching away into the distance. Although they are broken lines, in some conditions the waves seem to extend for hundreds of metres.

Being able to observe the colours of the sea from the jetty is a chance to see more of the qualities and colours of an ocean view. The mixture of greens and blues is layered and the patterns of the foam add an abstract element to the foreground of the painting. It gave a chance for the brush to run freely.

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