Though born in Paris in 1873, Amedee Julien Marcel-Clement is best known for his scenes of boats along the coast of France.
To create an illusion of a silvery surface, he used a variety of cool greys, broken up by creams and whites, over a warm ground.
Once he found an effect that worked for him, he returned to it many times.
The repetition of similar elements in different paintings suggests that these are studio works constructed from sketches, rather than exact recordings of actual scenes executed on site. However the freshness and energy of the sketches survive in the final works.
Source of images: Burlington Paintings