Title : Gulls
Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2017
Dimensions : 30 x 60 x 3.5 cm
Medium and materials : Watercolor on canvas

Context and Inspiration

“Gulls” is a watercolor created in 2017. This work captures the graceful flight of gulls following the wake of a fishing boat. Inspired by maritime life and coastal scenes, I immortalize a moment of calm and freedom at sea.

Visual Description

The painting features a maritime scene with gulls flying in formation over a gentle, calm sea. The vertical composition accentuates the upward movement of the birds, creating a feeling of lightness and height. The color palette, composed of soft and pastel tones, evokes a serene and peaceful ambiance.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use watercolor on canvas, a technique that allows you to render the subtle nuances of the sky and the sea. The gulls are represented in black silhouettes, contrasting with the light shades of the background, which adds depth and dynamism to the composition.

Thematic Analysis

“Gulls” explores themes of freedom, nature and tranquility. The work invites the viewer to contemplate the simple, natural beauty of maritime life, as well as to feel a moment of peace while observing gulls in flight.