I timed the paint to be in-between tides, but the water rushed in so quickly I painted the edges of the banks first so I had a pleasing shape before it disappeared. (see picture below for how the water looked when I finished)

Contra jour light, around 8am. I used a pre-stained board with Burnt Sienna, very light in tone but gives a warm base to work on. Especially the lights show up straight way – on a white board much harder.

I didn’t put all the boats in as the size board couldn’t take it, editing out to make the composition work.

Just my sort of subject!

Standing on a rickety jetty trying not to drop anything between the gaps!

Oil on board 11×14″