P28 6 Copy
Porthleven 28   70x50cms



A new photo with the Nikon - close to the truth. 

The painting works both ways. In a portrait-format, perhaps Porthleven is more defined, with the distictive flick outwards of the front pier and the harbour curving to the right ...the rose fork, now more prominent, defining the gap between piers.  As a landscape, its more of a cubist space, with viewpoints intermingled, less defined....


P28 5 Copy



A feeling the painting was slipping to the bottom-right corner - a few extra lines of movement lift the eye...always looking for a stronger piece, I tried something towards the end of the day. Harlequin...I might be tempted...it will have to wait.


P28 2 Copy


P28 3 Copya.m.


I've described the end of a painting as a sequence of green lights, where each painting decision /action seems to be the right one and I think we are there or nearly there with this piece. A late night session after a couple of pints in The Ship turned this painting around. I think the large angled yellow shape in the foreground is a thing of beauty, its purity and crisp edge setting off the complexities of the paint and drawing behind. The shape came from a diamond-shaped patch of light on the studio floor. It's sunny again - unreal.

It's fafantastic to look at the painting from 20ft away, with the soundtrack of the sea. It's an art trying to get a good photo with an iphone!


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P28 1 CopyOpen Studios in The Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven