Thursday, 11 February 2010

Marine Art - Resources for Artists

Marine Art - Resources for Artists is an information website I developed a little while ago which might be of interest to those interested in the marine aspects of landscape art i.e. art that involves the sea, coast and ships.

Tanah Lot, Bali
19.5" x 25.5", pastel on Rembrandt card
copyright Katherine Tyrrell

It's updated on a periodic basis as I find new and interesting links to good information.
Marine Art - Resources for Artists

An Introduction to Marine Art: This lens provides information and advice from various websites for artists wanting to understand and draw and paint marine subjects, seascapes and waterscapes.

Topics covered include:
- definitions and categories of 'marine art';
- links to museums, art galleries and exhibitions of marine paintings;
- links to marine art societies
- books about the history of marine art and how to paint marine art;
- links to tips and techniques for drawing and painting marine subjects and
- leading marine artists - past and present
The image is of one of my pastel paintings of 'Tanah Lot' which is a temple located right on the coastline of Bali. It's cut off from the coast when the tide comes in. We were told that it's best to visit in the afternoon and then wait for the sunset. The tide was out when we got there and came in slowly during the afternoon. Unfortunately dusk brought clouds before the sunset so in the end the sunset was not as spectacular as it can be.
Tanah Lot means "Land in the Middle of the sea" in Balinese language. Tanah Lot is said to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha. The story goes that during his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.
Tanah Lot - official website

1 comment:

vivien said...

interesting photos of spectacular scenery Katherine - I've added him to the listing. in my photography blog.

There are links to some excellent photographers there :>)


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