During lockdown I have had the chance to sit in Lympstone village harbour, sometimes for whole days and make studies of the scenery and activity there. After years of focusing on both teaching work and family life, this has been the first real chance of uninterrupted time to pay attention to painting and my locality. The enforced narrowing of my horizons (literally) in a sense widened them.
T.S Elliot came to mind:
"And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time."
I have also been exploring other materials including inks. This period of concentration has resulted in new finished pieces and Giclee prints.
I have also created a series of watercolors on Kraft paper, which have a different feel to my other paintings. These videos show the process of adding detail using watercolour paint to my new artwork "The Boat Shelter Wall".