This was a commissioned work, and the third time I have painted this scene. I enjoy the opportunity to study the image from a moment again, and pick up on aspects of it that were previously overlooked, or to remember another facet of the experience of being there. This was the largest painting I’ve painted to date, measuring 72″ wide and 48″ high. Working big means I can paint with my whole arm in a very gestural way, or get very fussy and small with detail, or anywhere in between. It was a joy to come back to this image and express it on such a grand scale.