My Harbour Dusk has taken a turn for the worse as I've overworked the sea and the sky whilst experimenting with Derwent Art Bars.  I'm at the "take some drastic action" stage before I consign this to the bin so can feel a pastel attack coming on.


Ever the optimist and enjoying my highland blues and lights ( after a trip to the Isle of Skye and Moray firth ) I've made a start on what I hope will be the first of a series of Highland Lights with a painting of Burghead Beach in the late afternoon.

Here's the reference photo


and under painting to establish the composition ( needs quite allot of whites in the paint mixes )