Landscape Paintings by Keith Tilley
Well this is a KT if ever I saw one..! I always admire the way you use the scenes around you for your paintings... Terrific! If I lived closer than an ocean away I'd be taking instruction from you. Barbra Joan
Thank you BJ, if I ever get to the point of offering international workshops you'll certainly be getting an invitation! :-)
I admire the way you have treated the water Keith. Very nicely done.
Thanks Ray, the main thing about the water was resisting the temptation to touch it until the end, when I could judge the values better.
Oh, I really like this. Not only the scene and composition, but I'm especially drawn to your palette. Your subdued colours look so natural, very reminiscent of James Fletcher-Watson. Excellent work as always Keith ...... and I'd like one of those invites too. ;-)
Hello John, I'm glad you like the painting. I've started using Cerulean and Viridian and they do produce a nice, soft and natural look when combined with earth colours.
The fact that it is low tide means that the boat - so very definitely the focus of the painting - appears to be on land and not in the water. This lends a surreal feeling to the painting. It's great, Keith.
Thanks Diane, I've always found beached boats an attractive subject; maybe that's why.
Hi there Keith!... This "high n' dry" moment beautifully captures the peace and tranquility possible... when daily labour comes to rest... as it should. If only we all took a lesson about the value of rest and contemplation as a part of living a full life. I think this painting bespeaks an understanding of this this realization... that you and I share! Another Tilley-esque gem!Good painting!Warmest regards,Bruce
Hi Bruce, I think you have identified one of the attractions of harbours: they are one environment where that restful quality is inevitable because of the ebb and flow of the tide.All the best,Keith