This painting, after a painting by Edward Seago, is a study of the immense dramatic skies we experienced on our recent visit to Norfolk. I have changed a few of the details to suit my own “take” on the sky, mine has many very subtle changes especially in the darks, which have not really been picked up by the photogragh.
I cannot begin to describe the amount of fun I had whilst painting this picture after Piper! Painted on an extremely rough surface, it was one of those paintings that almost painted itself, and I have the intention to paint more in a similar style using the Maltese rocks as inspiration.
Painting this in an extremely free and expressive manner, it is a response to a friend’s wild area of garden, the exuberant growth and spectacular colours shine through all the variety of mark making techniques.
Strategically one of the most important European harbours in history, the Grand Harbour is picturesque and really fascinating in its spectacular history. This painting was painted from sketches and a photograph taken at dawn. I have deliberately not put in too many details in order to emphasize the grandeur of the moment, leaving as much as possible to the imagination.