This series of seascape paintings is from throughout the first decade of 2000's when I lived in Dunsborough and had a gallery at Bootleg Brewery (among other things) -
These paintings are all scenes from the left hand side of Cape Naturaliste of W.A. This is the rocky side - the side that all the surf happens and the more dramatic scenery.
The right hand side is quiet and soft, with an almost paddling pool type quality that is a haven for small kiddies to swim - Early last year I did a newsletter about some of these quieter beaches around Dunsborough
This collection of paintings begin from one of my very first accomplished attempts at painting ( which is "smiths beach 1" ) which I could guess may have been in the late 90's - through to when I had a coffee shop/art gallery in the center of Dunsborough from the early part of this decade (which is "yallingup")
Paintings entire bays usually took two or three canvases. It was something I started doing when I drew in coloured pencils and could never find a piece of paper big enough, and then when I started painting and the canvases got bigger - it meant I could still fit the great big paintings in the car - so I painted some huge scenes.
Then lately I have been photoshopping the images together.
I painted two seperate triptychs of this same scene. One with people and one without. I never put people in the landscapes - so I decided to give it a go - and in the end it disturbed the scene so much - i had to paint Yallingup without them, I felt it was a great improvement - as I enjoy Yallingup the most when you go for a swim or a walk and you are the only one in this magnifcent scenery - which seems to happen all the time
The images in the collection are an amalgamation of the two triptychs ('Yallingup Beach 1' has a person in it), but here I chose to photoshop the empty bay together