I've been painting intensively, teaching and being a 'visiting artist', talking to a lovely friendly sketchclub - which is why there has been no update for a while.
I've been living surrounded by the seascapes - they are hanging or stacked all around the living room ( my husband has grown tolerant of it - finally!) that way I can mull over where they are going next and what needs doing.
I decided this one needed a far headland to carry the eye round. It's now finished :)
all images copyright Vivien Blackburn
I love the coast on grey and subtle days as well as the blue skied sunny ones and so the next canvas is about all the subtle brown/grey colours and reflected light of winter. I enjoy working with these subtle colours just as much as the vivid ones.
The one below isn't quite finished. This is based on a section of the coast where pine woods come down to the beach and stabilise the dunes - a wealthy local family who owned most of the area, planted long stretches of them, I think in the 1800's.
This one is propped up at the moment to consider what next with it - to lighten the sky a little or not?
Others are wet and unphotographable at the moment.
I haven't been to see the Picasso exhibition yet but will write about it when I get there. I think I must make the effort tomorrow.
these are also my contribution to 'Light' for Inspire me Thursday :)
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