Sunday, June 29, 2008

Geoff Hunt (Geoffrey William Hunt) 1948 -

HMS Indefatigable

HMS Pickle

Frederic Edwin Church - American 1826-1900

Fog off Mount Desert

Frederic Edwin Church - Icebergs

The Iceberg

The Iceberg, 1891, 20 x 30 inches

The Icebergs, 1861, 112 inches wide

Alfred Thompson Bricher - American, 1837 - 1908

The Landing at Bailey Island, 15 x 32 inches

New England Coast - Sailboats

Castle Rock, Marblehead, 1878

Low tide, Grand Manan Island


Rippling Sea, Manchester

Seacape with Dory and Sailboats

The Coast at Grand Manan

Whitehead, Casco Bay

A common problem with seascapes or beach scenes is lopsidedness - the structural weight of shore elements such as rocks and cliffs, is difficult to balance with water alone.

The main lesson to learn from Bricher's work is the compositional trick of using a mass of cloud, and or boat and or white foam of a breaking wave, to balance rocks/cliff on other side of painting. The boat need not be of equal size to the rocks to have equal compositional weight. This is because the comparatively blank area of the sea makes the boat stand out as a point of interest.

Sunset on Bailey Island

Sunset over the Bay

Summer Day at Grand Manan


Seascape with Sunset

Moonrise, Coast of Maine

Grand Summer, Grand Manan

Brundith Head, Grand Manan

Morning at Saskonnet, Rhode Island

White Island Lighthouse, Isle of Shoals

Light Winds

Grand Manan

Off Grand Manan

Sailing off the Coast

Coastal Scene

Coastal Scene 2

Coastal View

Crashing Waves

Along the Coast

Baily's Island, Maine

Breaking Surf

By the Shore

See a few more at:

Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) USA, born Germany

Seal Rock

Home of the Rainbow, Horseshoe Falls,
16.75 x 22.25 inches
(Not a marine painting as such but captures the spirit of water)

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea

Arnold Bocklin - Swiss

(See more Bocklin in the landscape blog)

Friday, June 20, 2008