The Story of a Painting – Trailer no. 1


Follow Laura through this 11 minute short film as she visits Cockwood Harbour in Devon for the first time. Assessing the view, and sketching out initial ideas for a painting. Back in the studio, she works up further sketch ideas, primes the canvas and gets to work, marking making and layering, until the painting starts to take on the ‘look’ she is hoping to achieve. Aware of her own fear of ‘ruining’ the painting, she reminds herself of her three r’s ‘risk, ruin, and rescue’, enabling her to maintain spontaneity and surprise as the painting nears completion.