Living in Scarborough I know the castle landscape scene from the North Bay well. At sunrise an explosion of light comes across the water and silhouettes the castle, casting all kinds of colours in the sky and reflections in the water.
These colours changed each morning. The only way I felt I could capture this view was using a palette knife. Allowing the texture of the paint and blending of colours create the image.
Oil on Canvas | 18″ – 23″
Part of the ‘Merde floue’ series
I had decided to create an impressionist style painting, playing with paint and texture using only a palette knife. A young couple were walking past our gallery. The lady stopped and looked at the painting in the window. Her eyes lit up, turning to her partner she said, “Wow, what do you think of this painting?” He turned, after looking for a moment said, “Blurry shite.” This inspired me to paint more in this style. Sounding better in French the ‘Merde floue’ series began to form in my mind.
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