Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Safe Haven


"Safe Haven" is a painting I finished recently and just got back from the framers.  It had been hanging around the studio quite a while, half finished, and I couldn't make up my mind where to go next.  Then during a painting session, I just loaded a roller with paynes grey acrylic and swept across the bottom in a broad stroke.... because of the underlying textures the stripe came out unevenly and left this curious gap.  From then on it all came clear - I added a shoreline of white with a palette knife and took a gamble on highlighting a textured 'blob' with bright red paint - and voila!  A little boat.
Sometimes the best things happen by accident.

2 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

I've just been discovering your blog via your visit to me earlier - I'm blown away by your wonderful work and your eye for detail and texture. This piece is stunning, and I love the little red boat - just perfect. I'll definitely be back to see more!

Sally MacCabe said...

Thank you Diana... a bit of mutual admiration going on here! I'm undecided about the worth of regularly blogging as I get little response and few followers, but I appreciate not everyone is on Facebook where I constantly post my work (Sally MacCabe Studio Gallery).
So thank you for responding and I look forward to seeing more of your work! x