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Fishing boat, low tide, Whitstable

Revisiting a miniature painting that I did last year, I recently painted this larger original watercolour of a low-tide fishing boat on the mud flats of Seasalter, Whitstable. Appropriately for a painting set here, (named after the tradition of using huge shallow copper pans left in the shallows of the sea to collect salt for trading many years ago), I added sea salt to add texture to the foreground mud flats. The salt draws out the watercolour pigments leaving interesting crystalline patterns, though this time, they seem to have little impact. Something I need to experiment further with. Watercolour on 300gsm rough paper.

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Emily Reed 11 Aug 2010

Fabulous watercolor!

Artist Reply: Thanks for your comments Emily!