Further to previous posts (here and here), this is how far I’d got with my current painting, as of yesterday evening. The sky is now virtually finished, I’ve just got some finishing touches to apply, and then it’s on to the waves, gradually working down the surface of the painting. Having never done a seascape before, I’m ejoying the creative challenge, and learning that in such a wide and long-distance perspective there is no room for error, and nothing to put in the foreground to hide your mistakes. But, as Miles Davis said, “there are no mistakes.” Sometimes the painting itself will determine the course of events and in such moments the artist is advised to just get out of the way and let it happen.

Suede – Tides

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