‘Red Sails’ was painted in our cottage in Staithes (North Yorkshire). A dream view of the sea and lots of nautical pieces in the house. The boat has a lovely shape silhouetted in the window and I enjoyed painting the light around it and through the sails. 

Worked on the tonal values as the outside is so bright compared to the room, and I had to lighten the wall of the house outside so it reads better. And make sure the wall on the inside on the left was dark enough.  (Oil on board 10×12″)

Just found out I have been preselected for the Royal Institute of Oil painters at the Mall Galleries. Next round and I’m in their annual exhibition – fingers crossed!!

I am off to Venice today for a 3 week painting trip! Very excited for all the paintings that will come and (ice-cream to eat!) I will endeavour to post all my paintings from this trip and I hope you will join me on my journey!  Best, Clare