9. Mixing Earth Colours
Filitosa 3 acrylic on calico 73 cm x 52 cm £1200 Liz Cleves
The colours in this painting were inspired by the colours of the Devon Cliffs. When I swim from Budleigh Steamer Steps, I can swim along parallel with the water's edge and look up at the amazing Old Devonian Sandstone cliffs. I started off this painting working quite pale, but as I began to focus in on what I wanted the outcome to be I started to mix up warmer colours. I introduced blues and greens to help to keep the compositional balance right.
I think that much of the composition consists of curves and part circles because I am so aware of the morning sun and also the movement of the ocean.
N B When this work is framed I will probably turn in the edges and then mount the whole thing on a white back board and frame.