Painted this a couple of days ago in the city I used to live in. It was a good spot on top of the Round Tower (a fort built from the 1490’s) being eye level with the big boats going in and out. I also heard a honking it was swan flapping by right near my head!
I chose to do this as a panoramic because the sky and light was wonderful and the sweep of the harbour a good combo. But it was quite hard to make the composition work with the the Tower House building in the foreground.
By the time I had finished the outside session, I was unsure as to whether it was going to work out.
When I returned back to the studio I couldn’t bare the sea I had painted so wiped it all off and nearly wiped off the rest too but was pleased I didn’t!
Sometimes paintings work from the start and others don’t! For example a painting I did last week but didn’t post I worked when I got home but it didn’t come together and was ditched. Thankfully this one came together, yay!
I drew this same scene back in 2003, I made the drawing outside but never did a painting from it until now. Might do another one in this more square format but on a different day and different weather…..