Having spent the last few months in my studio drawing and making paintings I have to get back to the sea - am feeling frustrated with being cooped up inside - I need to walk along the cliffs and feel the wind and taste the salt and watch those waves.... so I'm going back for a fleeting visit.... to become re-invigorated. Am not going to take my drawing stuff, although I will probably regret this decision, but it will be a good discipline just to look and remember.
Have been working on another large drawing (72"x48") they take so long to make and I emerge from the studio as though I've been down a coal mine, I've also been battling with some paintings that merge historical images into the painted surface (not quite there yet). Have made a couple of paintings of waves, which I think have worked...
Shetland waves oil on canvas 60"x48"
These will all be going to my show in June at the Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland.
But I really really really need to make some larger paintings -
Feeling very excited about getting back to Shetland next week!!!!!