Catching the tide for Gweek

Painted on Arches Huile paper, with a deep yellow ground, protected with a clear wax coat, mounted on board and framed with a St Ives moat frame in white wood which measures 8cm. 

Another take on the high tide journey up the Helford River. Gweek has a thriving, friendly village with a classic boatyard and sits at the head of the river. For deep keel boats it's only accessible at spring high tides when you can navigate up through a narrow passage, maybe occasionally sticking in the soft mud beneath. I love the light in this painting, the solitary boat almost disappears into the glare of the setting winter sun. I often use Naples Yellow next to white to capture that glow, it works well here with the muted tones of the layers in the sky and water. Swipe to see the close up details.