These watercolours came from a series of photographs I took on a visit to Thurstaston beach last summer. I merged the photos into a curved, wide horizon. The view across the Dee estuary is of Flintshire and the Point of Ayr. Much of the estuary has become salt marsh, but at Thurstaston the tide still ebbs and flows. Early paintings were studies, but in later versions I felt able to be more expressive, sometimes using white wax crayon as an under-drawing.