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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Fishing boat, low tide, Whitstable'

Sea salt sits on top of the paper slowly doing its work
The final painting © Peter Gander FOR SALE
Revisiting a miniature painting that I did last year, I recently painted this larger original watercolour of a low-tide fishing boat on the mud flats of Seasalter, Whitstable. Appropriately for a painting set here, (named after the tradition of using huge shallow copper pans left in the shallows of the sea to collect salt for trading many years ago), I added sea salt to add texture to the foreground mud flats. The salt draws out the watercolour pigments leaving interesting crystalline patterns, though this time, they seem to have little impact. Something I need to experiment further with.

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