Marsh at Noon Oils on canvas board 8 x 12 inches
Layers of texture on the beach and marsh.
This painting was created using a canvas board with an underpainting.
I used transparent colours and scrubbed the paint in several directions
with a brush to make the marks. After it dried I began teasing out a composition.
The scene is about the many layers of a marsh coastline with sun on the sandbank.
I left the lower foreground underpainting visible with just a few touches of green.
Scraping back the oils reveals more of the underpaint to give another interest.
Here is the underpainting as it was drying...
This image shows the marks left by scrubbing the paint around the board.