2015—2016 Gouache and watercolour on grey cotton rag Series of 60 150mm x 150mm (each)
One of the main objectives in Skagaströnd was simply to record the experience in a meaningful way. It was important not to take the opportunity for granted and lapse into complacency and laziness over time. This motive became a series of sixty small seascape paintings, each one painted on a different date/time but always from a similar vantage point outside the studio looking out to sea. The first one was painted on September 1; the final piece taken on December 31.
The daylight hours shortened dramatically heading into winter towards solstice (December 21) so it was interesting to record the ever decreasing light; each day bringing with it a dramatic change in colour, mood and temperature.
Original pieces from the series are available for purchase here. A book featuring all 60 views is available here.