Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Calm Before The Storm ( Heading Home)

The Calm Before. ( Heading For Home)

This painting was painted after a run along the Fife Coastal Path. It was one of those atmospheric days that you cannot describe the power of an oncoming storm. The dark colours of the sky, the sea as yet still calm but the first hints of the wind rising. Boatmen and women head for the safety of shore and the birds head for the safety of a roost.

On the day I finished painting this I took it to show my friend. On my way home I was stopped by a young lady who asked about it and offered to purchase. It is an amazing feeling when a work just done has touched the heart of somebody else. My friend made the comment that he thought it was one of the best seascapes I had painted, if not the best.

The painting is on a large box canvas 40" x 20" so I hope it will make a beautiful statement somewhere and bring pleasure and thought in the years to come.


  1. Beautiful Ralph! How inviting : )

  2. Un très joli travail que celui de votre ciel... Une belle composition. Je comprends que cette peinture ait trouvé un acheteur.
    Gros bisous

  3. Storms over the seas is one of the most beautiful scenes I can imagine, Ralph. I can see why this piece brought joy to your friend and that woman on the path home. It would me too.

  4. It really is a beautiful seascape Ralph. I love the colours and those little sail boats. I am not at all surprised it sold right away! :0)

  5. just like the sea and hills a bit to the north of me...you captured it!