Saturday, 21 February 2009

One Week in November, Out at Geevor.

Been busy in the studio this week trying to complete some work from the cornwall trip in November, this being the latest development in this 61cm x 61cm oil on canvas. This painting was worked up from a plein air study that was not much bigger than a postcard. When I was on site though I knew that the best way to capture the water rolling down the cliffs after crashing into the cliff face was to let the paint be as fluid as the sea. Thinning it with turps and allowing it to run through the crevices of the built up texture over and over again was the best way I know. This kind of painting takes time to develop the surface and would not be an option on site. Working like this away from the subject in the studio is not a better way just another way.

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