Yesterday the Bournemouth area was hit with a storm and flash floods which caused rather a lot of damage and as I was standing on a chair catching the water coming through my workroom ceiling I thought today's event would be cancelled. However it's been a beautiful summers day and you wouldn't have guessed how waterlogged the day before had been.
The one thing I can show you is a picture of the painting I was working on today. I've used some really unusual (for me ) colours in this piece, I think I'm getting braver. As well as the usual naples yellow and indanthrene blue there is quinacridone burnt orange (yum), quinacridone deep purple and permanent rose (yikes!) all of which are strong colours but with lots of glaze medium added and scumbled together across the slightly toothy surface of the board I think have worked quite well. I would say that this painting is at about the halfway mark. There is more scumbling and glazing to do and a lot of work on the water but I'm happy that it's heading in the right direction. My aim is for a soft but excitingly coloured glow.
acrylic on board 44x47.5cm