I began this work at Hayle estuary, near my home, with the canvas on the sand. I love the curves made as the tides and wind drive the river through the beach. Nothing remains the same, weather, sea, light and the river constantly changing. I worked in acrylics, blocking out in layers of colour, then responded to what was on the canvas in oils back in the studio. My challenge is always to keep the energy of the place expressive as I make intuitive, gestural marks.
acrylic and oil