This painting is from my 2014 'Secrets & Skies' series. These paintings were about the way in which open spaces bear silent witness to our thoughts, emotions and secrets. All my paintings are a reflection of that inner dialogue with the Landscape.
This particular painting is a loose view of the coastline near my studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK (but that isn't really the point!) it's really about the feeling not the place.
Being out on a windswept clifftop can blow away the 'cobwebs' in your mind; the quality of light, the smell of salt air, the sound of the waves and the energy in bursts of spray... all serve to enliven the senses and make you feel alive!
The painting has been built up in layers and combines a variety of techniques; staining and glazing in thin layers, gradually building up thickness and texture. Paint is applied with brushes, knives, rags and sometimes fingers!