'Coaster' was selected for the 2016 ING The Discerning Eye, by Chris Orr RA
The return of image- a fine resolution to a troublesome painting. A small painting is often more difficult to work than a larger canvas because there is no space. I was actually packing up my space in Open Studios when I thought I'd give it one more go. I forced a harbour into the over-busy paint - and brought in Mars Violet, Rose and magenta pinks to set off the green and bring space and clarity. I saw the boat shape and worked with it. I am enjoying the way it sits with its turquoise twist and the rhythm of verticals linking to the vertical edge of the mark at the stern.
|'Pier', 'Porrthleven 27', 'Coaster'|