Oil on Board, 7.5 x 10 inches SOLD
This was in the early afternoon, with an amazing light effect looking towards Seaton from Axmouth. A dark, cloudy sky with a few holes where the sun was bursting through and for a moment the Axe estuary was lit and the mud glowed brightly in the subdued atmosphere. It was one of those fleeting light effects which I snapped quickly with my trusty digital camera and from which I had to make a painting.
Hundreds of waders and gulls were feeding on the strand restaurant, lined up all along the water line, taking their fill of the bounty beneath the mud - a bit like the fish and chip shop on a Friday night. I particularly liked the greenish sunbeam in the left third of the painting, which I put in with a touch of Viridian.