Friday, 25 March 2011

Across the Lune
Oil on gessoed card, 6"x8".

Done on the spot. This painting was done on the saltmarsh covered by water in the previous painting. The tide rises and falls a long way here and comes in very quickly. I was painting at another place further down the estuary the other day at around low tide and really begining to get into my stride when I became aware of the sound of water approaching. I looked downstream and there was a tidal bore coming upstream at some speed. I had to stop immediately and beat a retreat as the spot I was standing on would be innundated in a matter of minutes.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Hawthorns Near Glasson
Oil on Gessoed card 6"x8"

First time out with the pochade for ages. I managed to grab and hour or so this afternoon and walked down to the river where the tide was turning. By the time I'd finished, much more of the saltmarsh was exposed and the river was a thin strip of pale gray in the distance.
The hawthorns are a remnant of a very old hedge that follow a line down to the high tide point.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Oil on Gessoed Card, 6"x8"

Just finished and still on the easel.