"Sea Pinks"



Some times walking along the coast path on a windy rainy day these sea -pinks are real eye catchers - all I see.


A painting doesn’t reveal itself all at once (to the painter or the viewer) but reflects, bit by bit, unfolding recognition. The paint applied becomes a place, place becomes a thought, thought returns me to the place and back to the painting.


The greatest joy for me is to put paint on the canvas; that first initial brushstroke, full of excitement and optimism. My second greatest joy is have somebody look at the painting and say “I know that place, I recognise that feeling, I know where you were, in your heart when you painted this. I know where you were and what you were feeling right there, right then, and I like it.”

That’s the essence of painting for me; the communication between the viewer and the artist, and that’s a rare moment. And that is something to celebrate.


Each painting is made up of many successive, almost transparent, but highly pigmented layers of paint, with a final layer of thinly applied, almost dry opaque paint, which has the effect of partially revealing under-layers.


Signed on the front, signed and dated on the reverse.

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50cm.



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Sea Pinks

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    © Helen Elliott