A commissioned painting for someone who also has a love of rocks and pebbles. It was inspired by a visit to Portland Bill some time ago and this is one of a series on the same theme. The first was purely a study, a drawing exercise using graphite and coloured pencil. This version is more detailed yet also more spontaneous in its treatment, using both wet and dry media (plus a little bit of chemistry) to get where I wanted it to be.
Such a good feeling – when something in a scene makes you want to paint, and then someone else gets it enough to want to buy it.
This was the first iteration of a view in Lancashire that I have since painted in acrylics – Lancashire Patchwork II. That version is currently on show at Sandham Memorial Chapel with Open Studios. This one has gone to a new home.