Primary Colours

Working with paint on site to record some sort of moment within a day or event can be rewarding and frustrating all at the same time. Add to that the effect of using the site sketch to leapfrog into a larger studio version based on the work while maintaining the energy of the original. I have always found this to be a very difficult task.

Sometimes, I will return to the site to make further sketches and or take photographs for extra reference material for use in the studio. I find it important in some point in the work to set all that aside at some point and just work with the paint. In this case along Barrington Street in Halifax I was struck by the colours on display at the shipyard. Red, yellow and blue, the primary colours, called out to me to spend a moment. I couldn't help but think of the site as a giant toy box. I accepted the challenge based on the happenstance of chance that arranged the site for my enjoyment.