The painting process
The first phase of the painting process is all about capturing the motif. While walking in the marshland, I look for characteristic features in the landscape. Small, quick, pencil-drawn sketches that focus on the compositions and movements in the landscape take form in a few minutes.
Back at the studio, using a spatula to alternate between pastose and torn layers, the paintings begin to emerge on canvas. The colours; ochre, sienna, umber and Prussian blue, start to take over and the landscape painting detaches itself from the initial sketch.
Here you'll find landscapes with heavy, storm laden clouds, dark grey-blue skies, wooden fascines and clay pits illuminated by the light of the Wadden Sea.
Video: The light of the Wadden Sea
Video: Sea Groynes in the Wadden Sea