I have been making drawings here for several weeks now; a deep channel cutting away from a sluice on the seawall, near Kirby Quay. The drawings have mainly been made nearer high tide when the channel is fuller that this. 

From the initial drawings I started several pieces on paper and a canvas looking for ways to organise the space that were suggested by the drawings. I have been making more drawings in the studio, drawing over old watercolours of similar subjects. Not sure I can explain that, it just seemed helpful (and interesting).

The painting is currently resting and might be finished.