German defence position at Fjøløy.


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An original gouache, line and traditional watercolour on Fabriano hot pressed 300gsm watercolour paper. The sky is painted in a deep gouache and has an intense calming tone while the foreground detail, in line and traditional watercolour,  is busy and vibrant.

The materials used are the finest available, the gouache (opaque watercolour) is manufactured by a leading producer, the ink is waterproof Rotring ink, the extremely fine, traditional watercolour is Schminke, one of the best in the world. Fabriano papers are among the worlds leaders in quality, this is a heavy sturdy paper with a smooth texture, superb for gouache because there are no brush marks in this type of paint.

German defence position at Fjoloy is a haunting place, built and manned to protect the airfield at Sola, there are three abandoned gun turrets, one of which still has the gun barrel pointing seaward. There is a radio station, machine gun position and barrack rooms. The painting shows the headland on which these old building face the wet and windy seas of south west Norway.


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