We have plenty of inspiration in our little corner of the world for painting seascapes; just imagine if we lived in Timbuktu or Phoenix, Arizona for instance. It’s a special kind of landscape and one that has always drawn artists to try to capture the light and mood. Aberdeen Art Gallery has some amazing seascapes and it is fascinating to compare them; I have recently spent a blissful hour splashing around in the water there. From Joan Eardley’s wild storm in ”High Tide – a Winter Afternoon” to” The White Calm, Ailsa Craig from Port an Righ” by William McTaggart, the sea is an ever changing, never ceasing challenge. Now is an ideal time to visit, if you are able, as it is quiet, and feels very safe.

The White Calm – William McTaggart

Now all I have to do is pick up my paintbrushes …………