View of St Ives
View of St Ives
A piece for Paolo…
St Ives Seascape 5
A piece for Paolo, the painting is created with bold colours that sparkle and shimmer as we look out to distant, deep waters, a reference to the fact that Paolo lives in Switzerland.
The wide aspect of the painting hints at the scale of the world in which we live and the water flowing huge distances in the same way we travel to different places, a reference to a holiday in St Ives.
The deep blue skies, bright turquoise sea and golden neutral tones of the sand capture the essence of St Ives and summer holidays there. Brightly coloured boats rest in the shelter of the pier and the circular sweep of the tidal flow curves gently in to the harbour. The variety of shapes and flashes of colour in the buildings and beaches reflect the creative backdrop of the town .
The vintage text relates to the ebb and flow of the tide and the water entering the harbour, almost as stripes according to the passing of time.
Painted with the palette of vintage postcards, the view is bright and clear as if remembering a perfect day by the seaside in the window of your mind. Kirsten paints favourite seascapes at different times of the day and throughout the year, capturing the ever-changing patterns, colours and textures.
Some days different aspects of the scene stand out and this series captures the way our favourite views change according to what is in our mind, who we are with and where we are headed.
Each is a moment in time to be treasured and remembered.