English Coast



I draw about four hours every day. I email the drawings to my mother. Recently she emailed me back, asking if I would please paint one of them. This is what I came up with. It’s a scene from the South Cornish coast of England. It has linear perspective — there is a vanishing point on the right side of the painting. Also is atmospheric perspective — the closer houses or boats are painted larger than the others. These two techniques give the illusion of depth. When doing water, I mirror the subjects in the water, then distort them.

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April 7, 2013

Jennifer @ 7:31 pm #

I’m so glad you finished it! It is even better in person. I really love the water.

Chuck @ 10:27 pm #

Very nice Tom.

April 8, 2013

Christine @ 12:15 am #


Shelly Dowell @ 12:34 pm #

Wow Tom, that is an amazing story to have passed down. I really love your paintings of Europe. This is so beautiful. Makes me want to go back to England.

April 9, 2013

Susie @ 11:14 am #

What a gorgeous painting! I love the houses at the water’s edge. The reflections in the water are amazing! What a cool technique–mirroring the subjects, then distorting them.

April 10, 2013

Marilyn @ 8:34 pm #

Ooh, I love this one! Yet another winner.

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