frances thomas

Portfolio: Sea inspired

Impressions of the colours and movement of the sea

Pilgrimage to Staffa

I think of the novel by Virginia Wolf 'To the Lighthouse' when on Mull; waiting for the weather to be right for the trip to Staffa island. It is the scottish rocky crown. The cave is filled with echoes, the strata folding in layers of time to this day.


(The canvas is 3 cm depth.)

Original
Oil on canvas
120cm x 80cm

Gribbin find II

Another treasure like an embroidered purse. This is created with inks and gouache. It has in an off white mount.

Original
Gouache
13cm x 10cm

Gribbin beach treasure I

The old rusted chain and intricate patterned shell are treasures to paint. The more you study the more beautiful they become.
This is in an off white mount.

Original
Gouache
16cm x 21cm

Shell flung from the sea II

In off white mount.

Original
Mixed Media on paper

Shells flung from the sea I

Starboard Home

Sailing out of Plymouth Harbour.

Original
Oil on canvas
40cm x 30cm
Sold

The Eddystone Light

The Eddystone Lighthouse or rock is 12 miles out from Plymouth Hoe.

Original
Oil on canvas
30cm x 40cm
Sold