start of a new seascape 40 inch square canvas
I've started on some new seascapes. They are based on the sketches I did in Cornwall and memories of the beach at all times of day with the waves crashing and the light and weather constantly changing.
I'm abstracting from them - I want these paintings to be about how I feel about the spirit of the area and not simply a realistic interpretation of it. I now have to let these early marks dry before I can continue and as I'm still having to work extra hours it won't be a fast process :(
These are at a very very early stage and have a long way to go. Hopefully a lot of these marks will remain in the finished piece but there are many layers and adjustments to go - I don't have a clear pre-worked-out result in my head but simply an idea of the feeling of the particular weather and light and moment that I want to recapture. As the painting develops it may change dramatically - it's a bit like jazz where the painting speaks back and I'll know as I go (hopefully) where I'm going next.
start of a new painting 30 ins square
I wish I was back at the house on the cliff now, watching the tides and wild waves and the ever changing skies.
http://vivienb.blogspot.com/search/label/Cornwall link to research work and plein air sketches
http://www.bedruthanstepshotel.co.uk/webcam.html link to a webcam just along the cliff from where we stayed