I thought the sunrise was going to be a bit of a damp squib. So I had started another painting of the fishing boats but without the light it wasn’t working so when the flash of orange appeared I picked up my easel and almost ran to the edge of the beach! Then painted a quick oil sketch to get it down, sunrise seams to change more quickly than sunsets. I started with the bit that would change the quickest and the most important – the orange in the sky and water reflection and then painted everything else around it including the land.
This was the last painting of Beer….back to Surrey.
I stepped back to look at the painting and thought how nice the scene looked, it’s the red boat I painted when I first arrived in Beer.