Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunderland Beaches

6"x6" Oil study on board
The beach of my youth 

 Seaburn 2
Situated on the north east coast of England


Robert Brault said...

Love these, especially the moody piece at the top. You capture a yearning in that one. "On a windswept hill/By a billowing sea/My destiny sits/And waits for me."

Like the blue on blue in the second. Could sit and absorb that scene by the hour, also. Nice work. More suited to my soul than the roiling oranges in some of your other recent work, although my wife, the painter, very much likes those.


nothingprofound said...

Ken-the second one made me very nostalgic. I grew up near the ocean, and when I picture my childhood beach in my mind it looks just like that.

septembermom said...

soothing is the first one that comes to mind when I gaze at these beauties. Thanks Ken.

Ken Devine said...

Hi Robert...what a surprise.
I like the little poem...especially as I often contemplate my future when I look over the billowing sea.

Make sure you catch some scenes in Italy for me to paint...there will be a reward!

Hi Kelly
It's a pleasure. I'm glad you have such good taste:)

Ann said...

Hi Ken, I found you on the DPW site, and just wanted to tell you that I love your landscape colors-- really fantastic!

Ken Devine said...

Hi Ann
Coming from a portrait artist, I take it as a great compliment. Thank you.

Ken Devine said...

Hi Nothingprofound
I wonder if you will ever return to the sea. I have fond memories of this beach and visit often. I'd love to retire near the sea...and I will.