As part of the Spirit of Portland the Sculpture Hut was open to visitors with Stonechat providing a painting opportunity. Only a small task – to paint Portland Bill. In order to aid the process, and to inspire artists young an old, a basic outline of earth, sea, sky and key features (huts and lighthouse) was provided on a large sheet of heavy duty paper (re-cycled from my art course)
We had some very enthusiastic young British artists arrive who got stuck in to painting the sea
The other features included the Lobster Pot cafe, lots of grass and a few more huts ……some of which were on fire (due to excess of red paint)!
Then along came a couple of willing adults who built up some deatails
Besides a mermaid Mary added a very effective NE wind! Then a large sea creature appeared, maybe a jellyfish or possibly an octopus appeared, although we’re not sure who the adult artist was.
With the help of three more YBAs late in the afternoon the picture was almost done
And so by close of studio we have a magnificent wall painting – there’s still room for more detail to be added in the months to come