The painting here today reminds me of my walk on the cliff top this morning. It's considerably warmer today and I walked at the edge of the steep cliff, where the land is sliding into the sea. I found it necessary to pretend that I was in Cornwall to feel like I'd had a "real" change of scene. The cows in the field and the seagulls helped immensely.
The first part of the walk is looking down at the beach huts (not part of the Cornwall fantasy) but this sparked off an idea to paint a series of work inspired by the cheery beach huts. The colours and shapes give plenty of scope for an interesting composition. As I was formulating a plan for this series, some people who collect my paintings passed me, being out for their daily exercise. Thank you to everyone who collects my work as this makes such a difference to an artist's life. It's a huge complement and always helps inspire you to carry on. Quite a few artists, writers and musicians now have the opportunity to create more as we have a vast empty space to fill. Although this can feel extremely uncomfortable we need this space to access great ideas. This is something I struggle with during "normal" life, when we're not in lockdown. Being a creative means you need to be in your space most of the time and this leaves much less time for other things. This is something I have felt the need to justify and would like to get my head round. Plenty of time is needed to access the gems which means sitting with yourself a lot of the time.
Enjoy the sunshine - I'm going back to the studio to carry on with the beach huts now.