Michael Fairclough

Lyme Bay, Dorset

The sea is used as a simple band of sky-reflecting surface, the land appears as a dark mysterious form, a flat shore or a looming cliff. Above these liquid and solid elements the sky with it's shifting interplay of light and cloud is closely observed, analysed and re-formed into a dense pictorial structure.
The moments of sunset can be a fast-changing sequence of unique, subtle or dramatic variations. The longer twilight that follows can be rich in veils and flashes of colour. Michael's paintings are contemplations on this transition from light to dark.

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LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP I

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP I

Oil on paper on board

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP II

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP II

Oil on paper on board

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP III

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP III

Oil on paper on board

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LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP IV

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP IV

Oil on paper on board

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP V

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP V

Oil on paper on board

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP VI

LYME BAY - GOLDEN CAP VI

Oil on paper on panel

All images © 2017 Michael Fairclough

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