Oil on Board, 10 x 12 inches
This one was a bit of a labour on this scale with all the cars on the quayside, rigging and other paraphernalia of the fishing vessels. The real inspiration for the painting was the beautiful reflections in the milky green water and that was by a long way the most enjoyable part, letting loose with my No6 Mongoose Flat brush, ooh, lovely! There's not that much detail really in the rest - I used a credit card to get the straight lines of the rigging! Oh dear, more trade secrets...I'll have to kill you all again.
The inclusion of the Metropole Hotel, towering over the skyline and silhouetted against the sunlight, afforded a nice L-shaped composition and a much more interesting design to the painting.
The red buoys hanging from the middle boat, a few red cars, the yellow ice-cream van and the rusty hulk of the large vessel provided lovely warm accents to the largely monochromatic, grey colour scheme.
This is the second one I shall enter for the RSMA Exhibition, so must press on with a couple more...