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.

1 comment:

  1. A lovely plein air. I was just talking with painter friends about the dangers of plein air painting. We were discussing snakes rather than incoming tides!