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Painting in progress: Skirting the overfalls

by | Jun 26, 2021 | Insights

Off the coast here, there’s a stretch of water that behaves very differently than the surrounding sea. Huge rolling waves are pushed up steeply and close together, even on an otherwise calm day. If conditions are rough then the effect is magnified.

This is the start of a new painting inspired by this phenomenon:

This local phenomenon occurs on an ebbing tide and is caused by the underwater topography. ‘The overfalls’ as they are known, are therefore fairly predictable, but the waves created are erratic and difficult to navigate; it’s always best to go around them!

This new painting is coming along nicely…

And finally, the finished painting which is now framed and available to buy on my website:

Skirting the overfalls, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

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SARAH JANE BROWN GSA

Passionate painter and tutor. Expressive work inspired and informed by the Welsh coastal landscape. Lover of light, space, optimism and sensitivity.

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