Bristol Waterfront, England, 15" x 11".
A commission based on some previous paintings of the area. This is the waterfront in Bristol, with the 3 old industrial cranes on the dockside and an old tug boat moored up. The real challenge of this painting was the cranes - their structure is very complicated with lots of different shapes and angles. So you have to make a decision, paint them in accurately after doing a precise drawing, or adopt a very lose approach and simplify the whole thing looking for shapes - almost imagine they are not 3 cranes in a row but just an abstract object that you are trying to interpret.