I wanted to try using a square format since it is a challenge to create a square composition that doesn't divide the picture plane. I used the movement of the gulls and the water to lead the eye through the composition. I took the reference photo from Diminishing Returns Island at Wrightsville Beach while kayaking.
The original I painted in pastel on panel 24x24"
Christopher Reid is an internationally recognized artist that paints everything from portraits to landscapes to wildlife. Reid paints in pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. His style has been described as “contemporary realism with an emphasis on color and depth.”
Chris was born in South Africa, but moved to the US with his family at an early age. There he studied art at the famous Savannah College of Art & Design. He founded an advertising firm to pay for his college and worked in graphic design for many years before returning his focus to his true love of fine art. ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.