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The ocean is fascinating to me. The constant ebb and flow of the tides keeps going through time in a regular fashion, yet the sea appears to have incredible moodswings. The changing mood of the sea at different moments provides inspiration for many paintings with different atmospheric qualities. Sometimes it is relatively still and tranquil with a calming effect, and at other times it is wild and rough with an exciting feeling.
Although the sea can be beautiful it is also dangerous and has claimed many lives. Its vastness is home to so much life, but could also swallow you up and lose you. I look at it with a mixture of awe, respect, excitement and fear.
The colours of the sea are ever changing depending on the time of day and the weather. The interacting reflections between the sea and the sky make an intense relationship, and sunsets and sunrises can be very dramatic. The colours in the sky not only reflect from the sea but reflections on beaches of wet sand can look stunning.
The sand is changeable like the sea in the shapes it makes. Ripples in the sand can look like abstract art created by nature. The variety of seashells washed up on the beach can also make a nice painting subject.