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04-20-2004, 11:17 AM
Hi, well I said I'd post some more work ages ago, but haven't got 'round to it until now (I'm as busy as I am lazy at the moment), here's another anyway.

Wave. 2004. Oil on canvas. 3ft x 1ft (ish)

04-20-2004, 11:26 AM
And another...

Save Your Breath, 2004, oil on canvas, 18" x 18"

Eugene Veszely
04-20-2004, 12:20 PM
I dont know how you do it *shakes head*.....if I ever get over there to that side of the world I will try to drop in and see how you do it !!! ;)

04-20-2004, 12:28 PM
This is amazing, I want to know how you did it also. Lovely true sea colors.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
2003maryann :clap:

04-20-2004, 01:12 PM
Gareth, I was hoping we'd see some of your beautiful work in here :) These are both inspiring...I'd think they'd be awesome really BIG!...like 6 or 7ft wide :D Perhaps you'll do one with progress pics for us to enjoy some time?


04-21-2004, 12:30 AM
as another fellow artist who loves the ocean I think your work is superb.As an ex-Pom I am interested to know where your inspiration(beaches) comes from. I used to spend lots of time on the Cornish and North Devon beaches,another lifetime ago. I also would imagine them to be absolutely stunning in BIG sizes.
Well done

04-21-2004, 04:32 AM
Thanks 1chameleon, Maryanne and Dianne. At the moment I'm working on three non-marine paintings, but I've got three more canvases in the zillion layers of gesso stages (okay, not quite a zillion, but it feels that way after sanding them down for the nth time). Two of them are going to be beaches, so if you're interested I'll post one as a WIP when I get started.

Gillette, you may well have walked on these beaches in another lifetime. I live in Cornwall, these are near Marazion (which is best known for St Micheal's Mount).

As to painting them large, I'd love to do a big beach, but at present space is short and I can only work on one big painting at a time. I've just got to finish this (attached image), which will probably be some time in summer. It's 4ft 6ins x 4ft 6ins, as is about two thirds done.

Eugene Veszely
04-21-2004, 07:04 AM
I'd love to see a WIP !!

two thirds done...wow it is looking great!!! :)

04-22-2004, 01:40 AM
Gareth, I don't know who you are trying to fool. These are obviously photos. No one could make ocean scenes look that real. lol. Seriously they are both some of the very best I have ever seen. You are very very talented. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Don :)

04-22-2004, 04:14 AM
Both of these are brilliant, nice fresh feel to them--------well done--------Alan

04-22-2004, 02:46 PM
Very nice work on the seascapes Gareth.You demonstrate a real
understanding of the many moods of the sea and shoreline.Thanks
for posting them~

Marty C
04-24-2004, 11:56 PM
Hi Gareth,
Simply stunning work again, the Wave panorama in particular is superb. You show a keen appreciation of light in the seascape, its effect on the sea and the wave, and the movement you get in the water is wonderful. I would be very interested in a seascape WIP, there will be much to be learned from one with your talent.

04-27-2004, 04:18 AM
Thanks for looking.

I've got two canvases that should be ready to paint on tommorrow, but I may be working on something else, it depends on what I feel like doing in the morning. One way or another I should get a WIP that I can post for you this week.

Eugene Veszely
04-27-2004, 11:26 AM
I'm rubbing my hands with inticipation :)

04-28-2004, 12:21 AM
These are magnificent!!

I particularly like the first one!!!

07-20-2011, 03:41 PM
You know how to Master painting the Ocean. WOW! Magnificent.

07-21-2011, 09:28 AM
Wonderful pieces Gareth. Very captivating for how subdued the sea colors are - requires an excellent sense of light.

07-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Incredibely realistic paintings!

07-26-2011, 02:06 PM
Excellent! Very beautiful!
lg Joachim

07-26-2011, 03:29 PM
Very nice beach scenes