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Summer Days
Photo Description:
I am an AS level student currently studying Fine Art. Our theme for Art is landscape so I have decided to go down the water/beach/skies route to continue my project. My painting is a panoramic beach scene of Ynyslas, showing the horizon across the estuary where Aberdovey and the surrounding landscape leads. I wanted the painting to portray peace and tranquillity as if you were there sunbathing on the silky sands, watching the clouds float and listening to summer music, giving you a feeling and sense of real life and real moods. When I painted this I drifted into a mind state of unconsciousness where all thoughts and objects around me disappeared and I have full concentration on my work. The beauty of this piece I think is the emphasis in the water reflections and the wash as the quiet waves ripple in. The place of this painting has some great recent memories for me and my family as this was one of our holiday visits where we discovered the most secluded part of the beach away from the hectic schedule of life. This is also represented by the lone child in the foreground who is paddling in shallow water. I used oil paint and techniques such as mark making and layering. There are thin and thicker layers in different parts of the painting. I used a palette knife to build up parts and used varied to tones of colour to make the piece stand out more. I feel this created light in the painting. I also in small places built up layers of paint into which lines were scraped giving a little more texture.
 
Author
Chloe Sauer , 17 yrs
 
School
LLANFYLLIN HIGH SCHOOL