I came across and experiment I did months ago with texture paste, just a very beginning of a painting.
So decided to work on it using inks and then a bit of coloured pencil. It's a view I know well and have painted in all weathers, times of day and tides so it left me free just to experiment from memories. I moved the rocky reef offshore to the right to make a better composition ....... well, if Constable can move churches in a view I can move rocks
The offcuts piece I showed was made from the sides I cropped from this.
I wanted to keep it to a very muted palette.
A rainy day with the waves coming over the harbour wall - what the Scots call dreich. A really descriptive word for that kind of day.
Dreich: A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich.
and they did apply on the day I was remembering
Acrylic inks, a little coloured pencil on Khadi paper (which I don't like) with underlying texture paste. I think I mixed sand with the texture paste.
There are things I would like to change but with the texture paste it would mean getting the sandpaper out.
or crop? cut out some of the overworking? I think maybe not when I see them together.
what do you think?