In December I took delivery from specialist art suppliers Bird & Davis, of two enormous and beautiful linen stretchers. My painting will encompass both panels, with the landscape flowing from one to the other in a classic diptych. I hope to capture the light and atmosphere of the river Deben near my studio here on the Suffolk coast.
I have never worked on this scale before and am excited and daunted all at once to begin. So that I am able to begin work as soon as possible, the linen panels arrived stretched, primed and ready to go.