‘Plymouth Emigration’, I thought I’d finished this mysterious moonlight painting.
How many times have you watched a full moon rise, how many painters, photographers and film makers have attempted to capture those elusive moon beams and the so subtle colours of a night sky?
Moon light, zephorial light, attempted by many including some of the great masters, the great majority, unsuccessfully.
Recently, while painting moonrise over the ‘Haut Medoc and the Gironde Estuary’, ideas, inspiration began to form.
I found myself pondering a major repaint of my already applauded ‘Emigration, Plymouth’.
A question formed :
“is it possible to take ‘Plymouth Emigration’ to a new level or will I risk ruining ‘Plymouth Emigration’?”
My wish is that someone buys ‘Plymouth Emigration’, this historic painting for the people of Plymouth City.
Probably not, after all the city of Chester missed out with the magnificent ‘Port of Chester 1863’ which went elsewhere to a private buyer.