Paintings about the sea: seascapes, maritime or nautical painting, marine art, coastal scenes.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Frederick Judd Waugh - American
The Spell of the Sea, 25 x 30 inches
The choice of a grey sky, rather than blue, allows the painting to focus on the dramatic white foam contrasted with the dark rocks. Focussing on a single element as subject makes for a much more powerful image.
To paint the sea, you must love it, and to love it, you must know the sea. - Frederick Judd Waugh
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This blog is intended as a reference resource for seascape painters (particularly those working in oils) and for art lovers. It's a mix of nautical/maritime art, seascapes and coastal scenes, both old and new. The blog is of a non-profit, educational nature; however, if you are the owner of an image and would like it removed, please advise in a comment to the post. Add comments by clicking on the word 'comments' under a post.
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If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry