Medium: Acrylic on Box Canvas
Size: 61.0cm x 61.0cm x 3.8cm (24″ x 24″ x 1.5″)
Framed: Not Required
The three main elements that I aimed to explore in this painting were layers, movement and clarity. Usually, I focus on the depth in the sky or the horizon of the painting but here I brought the depth underwater. This made the layers quite unique in this one. The movement comes in from the crashing waves as I painted this area with a lot of motion and the textured brilliant white creates a strong focal point. This also contrasts with the stillness below the water on the sea bed. I aimed for it to feel like a bright day with patches of light bouncing through the clear water with a beam of light shining on to the rocks below. I scratched in the delicate lines of bronze to pick up this brightness and these marks shine nicely when light hits them.
Sea Foam by Daisy Clayton
Daisy Clayton is a young, largely self-taught, contemporary artist from Oxfordshire. Daisy paints with acrylics to depict a balance of calming tones and contrasting colours. Generally interpreting significant places, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and harbours, she uses heavy texture to create depth, capturing the viewer by inducing memories and emotions whilst providing room for unique interpretation. Working around a focal point, she finishes her paintings by adding gold leaf, rose gold leaf or silver leaf.