Found a great area for large rolling waves yesterday - on the way down south to Sumburgh. It was late afternoon and icy cold as I perched on the black rocks close to where huge rollers were breaking over the rocks sending vast plumes of spray into the air. As the waves broke the sea was an incredible turquoise colour. I couldn't draw fast enough, especially with frozen fingers. I had planned to return there today with paint, but as usual the Shetland weather got the better of my plans - there was no wind and lots of sun. So a day in the studio instead. The drawings are feeding new paintings. Images to follow..
Have been plundering the Shetland Museum Archives at Lerwick for 18th&19thC images and writings related to Haaf Fishing, and have begun to combine them with my paintings. These are experimental pieces - at the moment I can't make them very large as the printer here is only A4 and not particularly sophisticated. Assembled together they suggest a narrative..