Monochrome Beach Studies

May 29, 2021

North Blyth (260521/b)

This is one of the first paintings made in response to my never-ending pursuit to understand the landscape that I paint. Working in colour (I wonder) allows me to concentrate on atmosphere and form but the results are difficult to make sense of back in the studio. Limiting the pallet to practically monochrome allows me to concentrate more on the structure of the landscape; how it’s actually put together and, hopefully I can use that information to structure the studio paintings.

North Blyth (270521/B)

North Blyth – 270521 (acrylic on paper)

This painting is part of an ongoing investigation into the structures that make up my local landscape. Creating largely monochrome studies allows me to explore structure rather than form.