Plenty of it.
Marsh and Mud Flats Oils on canvas board 10 x 12 inches
I love mud. As a child I played with mud, moulding it into shapes and pies. Mud is plentiful along the East coast in estuaries, river banks and silted marshland. The colours are wonderful...violet, blue, pink, taupe, greys and browns. Such rich pickings for a painter.
Sweeping brush strokes and abstraction create a sense of place.
Smooth is important as I have been disappointed in the past when old lines and lumpy parts show. For example, in the sky. Ground level is not so critical as textural marks can hide any rough parts and even add interest to the piece. It is very painful when a promising image is ruined by inappropriate marks. Trust me...I have the scars.