Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March

Oil on Canvas 50 x 40 cm or 15.7 x 19.7 inches
The sum of March, the bigger painting of the month,  had to be the lowest tide of the year.  With the moon the closest to the earth that it will be for a good few years to come, the pull on the tides was very strong and so the river was reduced to its deepest channel.  On that day people were out enjoying some sunshine, digging for bait, walking the shoreline, seeing a view of the land from a different place.  You cant see them, but they are in this picture, see the detail below.
It has been a great month, not much rain but quite a lot of mist.  I like painting in the mist and fog, it takes away all the detail and makes you search out shape and colour.  The clocks sprang forward and the evenings are longer.  The leaves are just about to come out, hawthorn is already a bright new green and catkins scribble the woods with a fuzzy yellow. 
I went to London to see my painting in the RI exhibition, a lovely show.  To see the Watercolours at the Tate, Turners painting kit, swoon! And to meet up with the voice of Making a Mark ,Katherine, and talk art.  Which we did, a lot of!
Back to the river and looking forward to the greening of the trees in the coming month, I cant wait... I want to paint some green!

Detail...the people in the distance!


2 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Now you see what happens when you use too much water for your watercolours!! ;-P

Good oil though! They are so nice those tidal harbours, cherish them!!

Kristin said...

I love this painting, especially the red mooring ball (?) in the center left. And you're so lucky to live near the Tate! Turner's awesome!