New Painting: Holyhead Breakwater Country Park I

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This is my latest painting which is of Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. It’s based on a plein air study from a year or two ago (see below).

It continues my attempts to strike a balance between figuration and abstraction using flat blocks of colour to represent the planes of the forms/scene.

This is my third attempt at reworking this picture. In its earlier versions/states, the colour planes were very smoothly painted but, inspired by my recent palette knife paintings of Parys Mountain, I chose to rework it with thick impasto acrylic so as to ‘animate’ the surface.

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Holyhead Breakwater Country Park Plein Air Sketch I (acrylic on paper 60cm x 40cm)

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