I seem to have painted myself into a bit of a corner with this one arriving much too soon at workable answers to some of the problems of the painting. So I have been out drawing looking for different ways of seeing and dealing with the same subject. I like the way this big, slightly anthropomorphic shape of the rising water, lays across the land. I’m not so interested in the things that break across the horizon line… maybe for another painting. This painting (100x120cm) is one of a growing set of paintings, each with a similar format, that I have been working on for the last 2 years.