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Nick John Rees

Marine art demonstration

4 April 2023

On Tuesday evening, we were entertained by Marine Artist Nick John Rees.

Nick demonstrated his method of using acrylic paint applied thickly onto a primed wooden board. The subject was "Watch Tower Bay" near Barry. He created a sunset sky, applying and blending the colours with a palette knife.

The horizon was masked  with a tape to get a straight line. Continuing to blend the sea and beach colours, Nick sculpted the headland with a dark grey mix, and then created striations on the rocks of a golden hue to reflect the warmth of the lower sky.

The resulting painting, although not complete, was a fine example of using an impasto and textured finish.

Thank you Nick.

Words and photos by Paul Arnott.

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