Early Sun Touches Durdle Door Promontory, Dorset

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"The grassy slopes above Durdle Door were the first to catch the sunrise. I was in deep shadow. The length of St Oswald's Bay is a very mobile one in the sense that cliff falls are frequent. I am working here in a place where the sea meets land and where day has barely begun and where matter is always on the move. I glazed lemon yellow over those distant patches of sunlight. The cliff material in the foreground is consolidated with an artist's quality acrylic medium to assure longevity and this is integrated with watercolour. My intention is to communicate something of the magic of that moment which was gone in a few minutes as the light spread and evened out into day."

Frances Hatch
Watercolour & earth
55 x 90 cm

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This work was exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) Annual Exhibition. Discover more about the RI and its history or find out more about artists opportunities for future RI exhibitions

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