"The Sand Bar" Oil on canvas FRAMED Original Impressionist Seascape by Hilary J. England.
Note: This artwork is framed in a museum quality, goldtoned frame. Frame style may vary, and is for illustrative online purposes only.
About this painting:
This painting was done en plein air from a very recent excursion to Avon-by-the-Sea, in New Jersey, USA. It was an overcast day, and the fog had just lifted. The beach was completely empty except for a pair of surfers, and a scattering of fishermen. The birds felt very comfortable, and were playing in the surf in front of me...running back and forth between the easy surge of the surf. I found it very peaceful and enchanting...
I utilized a limited palette of only burnt sienna, french ultramarine blue, and white, thinned by a mixture of 1/2 and 1/2 linseed and turpentine.
This is NOT a reproduction, but is the original work of art, 14" x 18", and is professional framed in a gold leaf traditional wooden frame, ready to hang and will beautify any room or decor!
This painting comes with an EBSQ Certificate of authenticity, and is handsigned. It is also registered/listed on the Fine Art Registry, and bears the official seal on the back of the painting.
About my style:
I have adopted elements of past artistic movements I admire, as do all artists. I allow them to coexist in my paintings--they cohabitate harmoniously in my work, I like to think...
I have always deeply admired the Impressionist movement, and so I utilize some of their ideals...I want my paintings to capture my "impression," my personal take on a scene, subject or situation. I abhor "photo" realism--if I want a photo, I'll take it with my Canon, and not labor over "creating" a painting that looks like one...again, what copy machines and digital photography are for, in my opinion...I make my paintings as my interpretation, my "twist." Impressionism incorporates the quality of a sketch--the work is luminous, spontaneous, abbreviated, capturing a fleeting moment in time.
Also, I admire the work of Post-Impressionist Modernism in that color and line quality must be expressive and that an artist's power to determine their palette (hues and tonal ranges) are a seminal element of creativity.
I combine a bit of both movement ideals, and I throw in my own "spark" and interpretation, my expression of joy, ambiguity, nostalgia, sadness--whatever touches me about a particular subject I am working on.
You can learn a bit
I am a basically a self-taught artist, but I have had many long sweaty summer stints at the Art Student's League in NYC, and various other workshops with some modern Masters. Painting has always been my passion, and I suppose it will always be. I am amazed and inspired by life and all aspects of nature, people, and the coexistence of the two. My passion is painting people and landscapes, both equally beautiful and fascinating to me, so if I can combine the two, even better. I find the variety and sheer diversity of nature and humanity to be the driving force behind my need to create. Everywhere I look I see beauty, and for this, I am very thankful. I love to paint boldly, although I find that a variety of different strokes and techniques makes for a most interesting painting. I find a sort of music in the rhythm of painting, and I try to convey that in my work. I don't have any particular style and don't like defining one or confining myself to any particular genre--I basically paint whatever interests me at the time, and hope others will also enjoy whatever insight I might have captured.