Towards the Cape, 15th April, 2017, 1.30pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 15 x 20 cm

A day of quickly changing cloud patterns with long periods of overcast punctuated by equal periods of brilliant sunshine and clear blue sky. In the hour or so it took to do this sketch the sky went from overcast to brilliant sunshine and back to solid overcast no less than four times. It’s difficult to know what to settle on under these quickly changing conditions. It’s usually best to stick to first impressions and not try to ‘chase the light.’