Painting this on a 5×10″ boards helps me be more free as its small and feels like a study so isn’t prescious and I can attack it! 

It helped I was quite far away from the subject so its easier to translate onto a small board – see below. 


I started with thin dark paint on the harbour wall and then put the light in on the water next to it, as it could change quickly. 
It was the only bit of water in the harbour as the tide was out, it looked like the plug had been pulled as it’s a mass of mud, bouys and boats!