Newgale was wonderfully atmospheric this morning. My students spread out across the beach reminded me of Antony Gormley’s “Another Place” sculptures at Crosby Sands!

The textures of the rocks looked amazing in the low winter morning sun, and inspired some of the later experimentation with plaster that took place in the studio.

It was all credit to my students that they engaged fully with the idea of absorbing the feeling of the landscape, the experience of the sound and sensation of the place, and working from that feeling rather than taking a more formal structured approach. These are a just a few of the paintings they produced over the weekend:

 

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