Harwich from Shotley at night

Skills: Levels of Detail show 17th - 22nd November, Oil Paintings, Works for sale

This semi-abstract work is an experiment for me. It marries together many things I wanted to work with, light on water at night when it’s calm and heavy, thick oils that remind me of the mess on the palette after I’ve been painting. I did this in one sitting, working from several reference photos I took after a trip to Shotley, I wanted to recreate the feeling of doing it there. Painted with just a palette knife, it was an intense couple of hours that was mentally exhausting. Very messy too, I kept dropping things in the paint!

Oil on Canvas | 2023 | 60cm x 30cm | Original – £275