Saul Cathcart

Summer Exhibition

Every Mark Made

I always try to go about creating a painting in a new way. I look for fresh ways in which to apply and manipulate paint, because for me each painting is a different experience to the last. I only paint in situ, out in the landscape so I can respond to my surroundings directly. The idea of sketching something down is so pure and unpretentious. Itís an honest, naked view of a personís thoughts on a page. If you go into a sketch not concerned with how it looks, but focused on capturing what is there, the end result hides nothing. I want to go about creating a painting in the same way as this, to produce work with the same integrity. I often start by frantically scratching and scribbling into the canvas with pencils and pastels, to create bold and interesting marks as well as observational ones. At times Iím not looking at the canvas at all, but lost in what is happening in front of me. I like the idea of being instinctive and at times unpredictable with the colours I use. I also enjoy pushing paint around with immediacy allowing a painting to evolve in its own way. I put great trust in my hand movements and use big brushes to create gestural marks that echo the movement of the sea. Iím not concerned with reproducing the exact shape of a single wave, more with the many shapes a wave creates and the feelings felt at the time. I think this is a direct response to working on site, close to the waterís edge. I donít have time to tinker about. Waves come and go and change shape within a split second. Clouds move and the light is suddenly gone. Nature forces me to work fast.

 

Light on fields

Polzeath

Mixed media

80x146cm inc frame
 

SOLD

 

A unique light joins the Cornish mizzle

Porthtowan

Mixed media

80x104cm inc frame

£1600

 

The colour within the cloud

Bawden Rocks, St Agnes Head

Mixed media

81x82cm inc frame

£1250

 

Feeling the sun through cloud

Polzeath

Mixed media

81x82cm inc frame

£1200

 

The sun's colour sings

Bawden Rocks, St Agnes Head

Mixed media

81x82cm inc frame

£1200

 

My love for rain

Booby's Bay

Mixed media

100x100cm inc frame

£1900

 

Frothing white waves and pebbles

Chapel Porth

Mixed media

100x100cm inc frame

£1900

 

My hand and heart

Chapel Porth

Mixed media

100x100cm inc frame

£1900

 

Drenched in the sound of wind, rain and sea

Porthtowan

Mixed media

100x100cm inc frame

£1900

 

Sand to sea to cloud

Porthtowan

Mixed media

50x50cm inc frame

£600

 

And suddenly the sea mist comes in

Porthtowan

Mixed media

76x96cm inc frame

£1400

 

Happiness on the beach

Daymer Bay

Mixed media

62x62cm inc frame

£750

 

Sea fog surrounds me, waves in the mist

Porthtowan

Mixed media

76x96cm inc frame

SOLD

 

A sense of calm

St Agnes Head

Mixed media

62x62cm inc frame

£750

 

Sea reflects cloud

St Agnes Head

Mixed media

62x62cm inc frame 

£750

 

A beautiful, atmospheric beach

Porthtowan

Mixed media

76x76cm inc frame

£1050

 

Trusting my hand

Porthtowan

Mixed media

76x76cm inc frame

£1050

 


 

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