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.