Warum der britische Maler Steve Keenan meist nur britische Strände, das Meer und die Landschaften malt, erklärt er selbst in einem Statement; so erzählt er auch ein wenig über seine Technik:
I developed a love of the sea through my sailing days, having owned a small yacht. I used to sail around the coast of the UK, Ireland ,France,Portugal and Spain. I now just paint the sea. My paintings usually start with an underpainting in Acrylic paint in order to build an impasto effect, and also has the advantage of rapid drying,allowing me to start painting in oils after a few hours. This process also helps in being able to see tones more easily. I use very basic equipment, that being generally just pallete knives and a 25mm flat brush. Initially I painted in Watercolour and my influences were Turner, Constable and more modern painters like Edward Seago and Rowland Hilder.
You can see more of my work at www.stevejkeenanartist.com
Abbildung Beitragsbild: One of those days in England, oil on canvas, underpainting in acrylic, 40 x 40 cm
The beach at Malltraeth, oil on canvas, underpainting in acrylic, 40 x 50 cm
The beach at Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales, oil on canvas, underpainting in acrylic, 40 x 50 cm
Headland at Aberdaron, North Wales, oil on canvas, underpainting in acrylic, 40 x 50 cm