Some paintings just paint themselves, and this was one of them! Gorgeous colours and light, making the most of the recent good weather. I set up usually an hour before the sun is due to rise as it gives me time to mix colours and do a small quick study of light, helps to get my eye in and satisfying too. Here’s the 5am one:

I used a tinted board which I haven’t used so much recently – tinting with a mix of Burnt Sienna & Ultramarine with Gesso acrylic white you can see the colour peeping through.¬†

Painting plein air you can choose when you commit to a time – this was just as the sun was peeping up, it looked good about 109 mins later too and I wish I could have done another! It’s when a photo is handy I can use the info form this one and the photo and do another in the studio.

I have painted Langstone many times now, it’s different every time and each time makes a difference as I learn more of the subject and memories of previous paints fuel the new one.