Seascape on the easel. Mocking me to convey the power, complexity, serenity, and endless moods of the sea, on canvas. It’s as if, by its changing, it defies representation. I looked at the Land-art of Andy Goldsworthy, and some of the Abstract stuff, but didn’t see anything illuminating.
The beach at the Goukamma, a marine protected reserve, at Buffels Valley, Knysna. The big surf made too much noise for Polly. Rocks and sea, amazing colours, as the sun came out through the clouds.
I used touches of turquoise as a rebellious colour. With a loose, flowing feel for the painting. Made possible by the creamy texture of Charvin white. Transparent Gold Ocher (Utrecht), a rich base for the beach.