60 cm x 42 cm or 23.5 inches x 16.5 inches
Recently I have been trying to loosen up, in a watercolour kind of way. Trying to breath in the place, absorb the elements, feel the cold, small the air. Trying hard not to cross all the t's and dot all the i's before I begin. I want some accidents to happen. Facing each large blank piece of paper I have my heart in my mouth, full of nervous trepidation I start to fling paint at the surface. For ages it seems as if the painting is just a pale shadow of what I am trying to do. Keep the faith, keep on. I have to tell myself over and over again. Often it is not until the last moment that a splash of colour or a final wash of something makes it work.
Here is one such painting, doing it felt like a headlong leap off the cliffs, wind and salt surf in the air rushing past and finally, at the last moment before I was smashed up on the rocks, it happened, I sprouted wings and flew over the sea and woosh...made this painting...which I like very much!