A taste of the salty sea

A taste of the salty sea is a video pulled together for a course I’m running in the New Forest on ‘Perspective’. A little light relief from the constraints we’re living through to combat the  Coronavirus so adversely affecting our well-being.

The course is looking at many famous artists’ use of perspective following a brief tour exploring how the style and technique developed. From earlier times through to modern art, perspective has enabled the most primitive works to come alive and produce wonderful 3D images on the plain 2D surface of paper and canvas.

How artists enjoyed using linear perspective and aerial perspective for their sea scenes is exampled in this video.


aerial perspective in a sea scene
Henry Scott Tuke Cornwall

A taste of the salty sea

Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.

Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.

Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.

Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider enriching the viewing experience.

To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.

That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.