seascape pastel by Maria Paterson
using reference photos from sunranger
scene is one of Byron Bays beautiful beaches, Wategos beach
2m x 1.6m

the was one of my largest pastel paintings, which is in the Okinawa resort Japan

see my blog

Top 10 seascape challenge Impressionist Cafe

see this image in 2011 calendar, art of the northern rivers

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beach, blue, byron bay art, maria paterson, ocean, realism, seascape, surf art, wategos, pastel

Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendalmost 5 years ago

    This is wonderful Maria

  • thankyou cate, i really appreciate that

    – maria paterson

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenalmost 5 years ago

    This is just perfect Maria can see how this ended up where it did!!!!

  • thanks elaine, yes it was a bit of a nightmare sending it, as it was under glass,of course the glass broke, but it all ended up ok in the end!!

    – maria paterson

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • hi Jan, thankyou very much

    – maria paterson

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    Egads – the color!!! The detail in the foreground is nothing short of brilliant – instant fave Maria! xx

  • thankyou alice for that lovely comment

    – maria paterson

  • Alice McMahon
    Alice McMahonalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on the sale btw!

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    Love this color, just a gorgeous seascape. Very skillfully done.

  • thankyou jim, the ocean here is very tropical and the sands are almost white

    – maria paterson

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 5 years ago

    wow..amazing well done

  • thankyou very much catherine

    – maria paterson

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    GASP! GASP! Ooooooooh!!!! Aaaaaaaahhh!!!!! This is AMAZING work! I have been sitting here looking at it for ages, and studying all it’s little nuances! I love the whole painting, but the best part is that greenish light in the foreground water.

  • thankyou very much for the compliment, i was trying to capture one of those clear sky windless day down at the bay where you can see to bottom, so turquoise

    – maria paterson

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    brilliant work maria :)

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    we just spent our 20th wedding anniversary walking and picnicing at Wategos beach… we were there on the 12th August :)

  • thankyou karin, yes its a magic place!

    – maria paterson

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