|'Beyond' by Laurence Chandler|
In 2011, after moving to live by the sea, which had always been one of my lifelong ambitions, I was inspired to paint again (after a break of over 20 years) by the beauty, immensity and wildness of the sea and sky. In my work I try to capture all of this and how the sea and sky feel to me on a particular day by using mainly blue, purple, white, gold and red acrylic paints and blending them together using paper towels and sponges.
When I painted 'Beyond' I had in my mind a sunrise on a bright and sunny morning, but with a rough sea, due to the previous night's storm, so to create these contrasts, I decided to use a mixture of blues, purples and white to show the power and movement of the sea, but also golds, reds and pinks to capture the colours of a sunrise and a bright and sunny day ahead. Also, I love to paint on large canvases so that I can try to capture the vastness of the sea and sky and 'Beyond' is one of my larger paintings at 150 x 100cm.
|'Reflection' by Laurence Chandler|
'Reflection' is based on my experiences scuba diving. Often when I'm under water and I look up towards the sea's surface, I can see the sunlight reflecting downwards on to the coral beneath and this is what I tried to replicate in 'Reflection' by creating lots of layers with a mixture of acrylic paint and glitter.
Written by Laurence Chandler
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