Tuesday 8 November 2016

#142 'Margate Beach' 10x12"

I had a really great day painting with Artist Michael Richardson over in Kent. It was bitterly cold with a north wind blasting us. But we managed two paintings this was the second. The first is half done because we were chased off the mud flat as the tide flew in!

This painting was a bit different because I tried one of his boards which was prepared with Gerstacker primer mixed with Raw Umber, the primer has a bit of tooth but paint still glided over it. You can see some ground colour left in the sky.

No drawing with a paintbrush before hand just blocking in the main shapes of general colour and really looking at the tone.
Michael noted that the view wasn't that amazing so I tried to 'improve it' with lively brush marks, putting them on and leaving them. Pleased with the result.

This is Michael wrapped up against the cold! (You couldn't see me for layers!)


  1. Love this, Clare, I can feel that cold northerly wind, love the subtle tonal changes, must've been quite a challenge under those conditions. I guess that makes you keep it brief!

  2. Found your last comment very amusing :-)
    I agree totally with Caroline.......and wonderful sea.

  3. Wonderful wintry feel to this picture and the immediacy of application really works. Love the airy sense of space.