Doom Bar (2015)
Oil painting by Andrew Palmer


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 39.37 × 39.37 in (unframed) / 39.37 × 39.37 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Andrew Palmer

United Kingdom

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Doom Bar
Painting: Oil on Canvas.

‘Doom Bar’. Oil on canvas. 100 x 100 cms. 2015. The Doom bar is an infamous area of shifting sand in the Camel estuary near Rock and Padstow close to my studio in North Cornwall. The strong tidal currents and ‘rip tides’ make this a treacherous area to navigate and many ships have been wrecked on the Doom Bar. St. Austell brewery produce a fine ale by the name of Doom Bar which is endorsed by Port Isaac’s singers The Fishermans Friends. Broad expressionist brushstrokes.Foaming sea. Aquamarine. Turquoise. Sienna. Umber. Leaden sky. Abstract. Abstract Expressionist. Minimal. Colour field. Textural. Atmospheric. Shifting sea and sand.
Keywords: sand, seascape, sienna, surf, turquoise, Port Isaac, expressionist, aquamarine, abstract, Doom Bar, Fishermans Friend
Ey, yeah! Thats it!
Ey, yeah! That’s it! Echoes without Rothko’s expressionist enclosed temple, yet outdoors rock-sand: an intrusive slash of Kernow-Celtic Sea (summertime?) cobalt-pain, squid-rich Cornish blues (time to choose). Blues slashing bomber-blacks, golden-browns and ruddy, bloody tribal-rival-revel-reds: the blues of the summertime (blues) sea-sky stratospheric, as yet un-death-seeded. Sea, sky, slash and ruddy red-black being on Kernow coast through eyes that sea and hands that paint, once block-chords fingers down on chock-chock not-blues Guitar now souther see evoque: maa shaa’ Allaah!

But I missed out on the grey at the top, and that wicked blue line twixt grey and foam. Such a wonderful evocation of shore-in-paint, old friend. But just to mediate on grey:

Materials used:

oil paint, linseed oil / paste, turpentine, big brushes, squeegies, palette knife, mixed media.