Johnshaven is a beautiful fishing village on the east coast of Scotland south of Inverbervie. It on the North Sea Coast and this painting shows how close it is to the sea. I have used lots of soft blues and pinks to reflect the peaceful atmosphere felt at Johnshaven. I use photographs to create the drawing and acrylics to work out the colour scheme but applied oil on top to create the soft look of the sky. I love how oil paint stays wet allowing you to move it about for days. I think painting is one of the most relaxing activities you can do.
Oil and acrylic on flat canvas board