Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches
Painted from reference last month when dropping off some paintings to Marine House Gallery in Beer, with the sun going down over the great chalk cliffs on the right. The assortment of fishing vessels always provide great painting subjects, together with all the bins, nets and gubbins strewn over the shingle beach. I particularly liked the bright lemon yellow Fairy Liquid bottle (other brands are available) in the foreground, which I moved to the right a little for the sake of composition - not to unsettle the eye, being in the centre of the picture plane.
The red top-lit clouds provided a nice echo to the red boat, with the strong dark cliffs accentuating their colour and giving a good anchor and balance to the L-shaped composition.