Brian Cheung
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Sixty Views of the Sea

painting

2015—2016
Gouache and watercolour on grey cotton rag
Series of 60
150mm x 150mm (each) 

One of the main objectives in Skagaströnd was simply to record the experience in a meaningful way. It was important not to take the opportunity for granted and lapse into complacency and laziness over time. This motive became a series of sixty small seascape paintings, each one painted on a different date/time but always from a similar vantage point outside the studio looking out to sea. The first one was painted on September 1; the final piece taken on December 31. 

The daylight hours shortened dramatically heading into winter towards solstice (December 21) so it was interesting to record the ever decreasing light; each day bringing with it a dramatic change in colour, mood and temperature. 

Original pieces from the series are available for purchase here. A book featuring all 60 views is available here.