Michael Fairclough

At Sea

The sea is seen as a simple reflecting surface above which the closely observed and pictorially structured interplay of light and atmosphere takes place.
The movements and moments as the sun sets can be a fast changing sequence of unique and dramatic variations. The long twilight afterwards provides a slower tempo with surprisingly rich veils and flashes of colour just when all seemed to be over for the day.
The paintings focus on this transition from late afternoon to the last glimmers of dusk, often looking directly into the sun.
MF, 'Into the Sun', Bohun Gallery, 2012

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AT SEA - DOG-WATCH I

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH I

Oil on panel

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH III

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH III

Oil on canvas

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VI

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VI

Oil on canvas

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VII

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH VII

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH IX

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH IX

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH XV

AT SEA - DOG-WATCH XV

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DUSK II

AT SEA - DUSK II

Oil on paper

AT SEA - DUSK XXX

AT SEA - DUSK XXX

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DUSK XXXII

AT SEA - DUSK XXXII

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DUSK XXXV

AT SEA - DUSK XXXV

Oil on paper on board

AT SEA - DUSK XXXVIII

AT SEA - DUSK XXXVIII

Oil on panel

AT SEA - DUSK XXXIX

AT SEA - DUSK XXXIX

Oil on panel

SEA PASSAGE - DUSK VII

SEA PASSAGE - DUSK VII

Oil on paper on panel

SEA PASSAGE - DUSK IX

SEA PASSAGE - DUSK IX

Oil on panel

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