• poldark sunset
  • sunset estuary
  • halcyon days
  • cliffs and surf
  • lighthouse
  • beach huts by the pier 2
  • Lancashire sand dunes
  • the old cockle picker
  • bringing home the catch
  • bell rock lighthouse
  • fisherman
  • sunset over the sea
  • oh to be in England
  • dav
  • waves 1
  • harbour magic
  • smeatons tower
  • sunrise - an impression
  • 12x24 on the beach oil on board
  • Bass Rock 28 x 20 oil on board
  • across the bay
  • boats in the estuary
  • cockle pickers
  • Boy on the beach
  • morning on the Thames
  • through the sand dunes
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  • climbing the dunes
  • sails in the bay
  • beachcombing sunset
  • cockle pickers at sunset
  • crossing the sands
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  • red rocks
  • beach combing
  • along the branch line
  • beers by the beach 2
  • waiting for the tide
  • the surfer
  • irene in the surf
  • sunset dreaming
  • fishing
  • sunset cyclist
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  • secret cover
  • running in
  • Leaping boy!
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  • chains
  • lazy-days
  • sunrise
  • secret-cove
  • on-the-shore
  • lonely-fisherman
  • beached
  • shallows
  • estuary-sunset
  • sunset over the bay
  • surfer
  • sisters-on-the-beach
  • happy-days
  • halcyon-days
  • cheeky-girls
  • cheeky-girls-2
  • beach-babes
  • coral-island
  • Botany Bay dusk
  • Botany Bay afternoon
  • beach bicycles a
  • waiting for the tide to come in 2
  • ireland-dingle

Coastal

Sunset over the sea

sunset over the sea

Everyone recognises a great sunset and this one reminds me of a time when I was a child and my dad pointed out how they can generate such a host
of different colours.

Of course as an adult I’m interested in the science of this incredible range of colours; they are the result of a phenomenon called
‘scattering’, where the light is reflected and diffused in different ways as the sun heads towards the horizon.

 

Looking closely at this painting you can see all the colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  Spot the Green? Your eye creates it by blending the blue and yellow!

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