paintings all of the same view, painted at Tynemouth on the River
Tyne, show South Shields and North Shields on opposite banks, with
the retreating tide exposing rocks (The Black Middens). The view
looks up-river with the open sea to the left, just out of view.
Tynemouth and the River Tyne are situated on the North East coast
of England, UK.
One - The eight paintings, made in summer 2008, are oil
sketches painted on location, taking approximately one hour. When
dry, the paintings are sealed under multiple layers (front &
back) of thickly applied yacht varnish, making each painting sea-proof.
The contact web address has been sealed beneath the protective varnish
on the reverse of each piece.
Two - Each of the eight paintings are now at sea. At the
beginning of 2009 the paintings were thrown out into the River Tyne's
mouth, cast directly off the Midden rocks depicted, flowing into
the North Sea.
Three - Paintings will wash ashore to be found. The finder
will contact this website so each painting's destination can be
Four - Step one and two will be repeated to increase the
likelihood of a painting being found.