Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
May 22, 2024   12:21 am NL Time

Sea of Tranquility

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Sea of Tranquility


Status of Original Painting – Sold

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 16 x 20  inches

Price: $1,000

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches


With the recent “Beware of Cliff” painting, I’d described the 2.5-mile coastal hiking trail in Chance Cove, which winds its way through forest and along cliff edges to provide sudden spectacular views of the surrounding Atlantic seascape. This is another view from the same hike that Lisa and I undertook in September 2021. Chance Cove Beach below is so tranquil with emerald and blue waters in the bright sunlight. It looks like a scene from the Caribbean, except that it’s in Newfoundland with chillier waters. A bench allows you to sit and enjoy the view, as we did while eating a picnic lunch. The perspective is from high up on the mainland; there are ropes provided so that adventurous hikers can climb down the cliff and explore the beach and sea stack.

The bright colors and many contrasts of shapes and textures in the rock face and waters made this very enjoyable to paint.

In the text accompanying the “Beware of Cliff” painting in December, I described how I’d received the diagnosis of prostate cancer while painting the waters in that one. I’d planned to finish this one while recovering from the surgery so that the two paintings, inspired from one beautiful day trip, would bookend the event. Alas, the pandemic led to my surgery being bumped to a later date, and so I’ll undergo that in a few days. Instead, the next painting after this will be the first done after the surgery.

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