Painting on the pier


I was a bit worried about doing this in a popular spot as I usually work in more isolated places. As it happened I wasn’t bothered by a soul.


The first day was a bit bland, very grey with not much to focus on and I was not very happy with the painting I produced but enjoyed working on this loose graphite drawing.

Graphite drawing

The next day was much brighter with plenty going on in the sky and across the south bank to hold my interest.

Watching paint dry

The dramatic sky inspired me to be bolder with my colours.

I was becoming more abstract as I felt a need to intensify my colours and begin to see the colours as blocks and texture, I think I have been a little inspired by the amazing Miro prints I saw earlier in the week at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Horizontal blocks

I intend to continue producing paintings on a small-scale to build up inspirational images to translate into larger pieces.

Floating shapes

About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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