Pastel on Pastelmat Board, 19 x 27 inches
This painting is a commissioned piece of Beer Beach in Devon, with all the paraphernalia the fishermen of the village have stacked on the shingle foreshore - bags, buckets, bins, crab and lobster pots, rope, crates, flags and buoys, all of which provide colourful extras for a painting such as this.
The shingle itself is a bit of a challenge - really, no detail is described, just a sort of gradual build-up of marks until the effect is achieved. There was a strong early morning sunlight bursting through the clouds, lighting up the sea on the horizon behind the main, light blue boat, a fleeting moment to capture.
Just hope the commissioners like it now...!