This large mixed media painting has lots of texture. Created on a sturdy, handmade box canvas this abstract seascape is inspired by my walks along the shoreline of the Dee estuary.
One of my favourite pastimes is to walk along the beach collecting sea glass. The colours in this painting are inspired by these smooth pieces of glass. The glass comes from broken bottles, jars and glass that have been discarded by man. Left on the beach the glass is then reclaimed by nature and recycled by the sea. The glass is rolled by the waves and strong currents until their sharp edges become smooth and the surface that was once shiny becomes frosty and pitted, this process can take many years. Another name, which I love, for these tactile pieces of glass is Mermaid Tears.
There are several legends that help to give these pieces of sea glass the name of Mermaid Tears. One such legend states that when a fisherman is lost at sea that Mermaids cry and as their tears touch the sand they turn to the colours of the sea.
Another is that a Mermaid can only come to shore on a full moon light night and as dawn comes . Because they are so sad that they will never be able to walk upon the land their tears fall on to the sand changing to sea glass.
The painting has white painted sides so there is no need for framing. It has ben signed on the side and is fitted with D rings and chord so is ready to hang.
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mixed media on box canvas