A final batch of monochromes from Tenby’s beaches. First the tractor that pulls a mobile jetty up and down the beach in time with the tides (here’s a similar beach-tractor in Aberporth), with sight-seers returning from a boat trip to Caldey Island. Then a fast brush-pen sketch of the North Harbour and beach seen from the castle hill on a stormy evening in fading light. And finally some strangely eroded stones I beach-combed. The rocks have been nibbled away and thoroughly tunnelled by piddocks, leaving them oddly light, like petrified sponges. I added a yellow background to the picture, but think the original’s better…
Noodlers Lexington grey and Brown 41 in fountain pen, Lexington grey in water-brush, white gouache, A5 – Tractor/30mins, harbour/10mins, rocks/40mins
I am very enthusiastic about how you captured those rocks. I just bought my first set of gouache, and they feel rather alien to me. I understand more about them from studying your sketch. And: Merry Christmas!
Thanks Viktoria, gouache are so different to watercolour, you can put light colours on top of dark! Merry Christmas, Ed
Oh Ed. You’re so good at all this. 30 minutes for the tractor. I’m in awe. But beyond all your talents, I LOVE that you sent me to The Hazel Tree for that delightful and informative post on Piddocks. I’m now a follower there as well.
Have yourself a wonderful holiday. Drink and be merry. And one of my holiday toasts will be just for you my friend. Patsye
Thanks Patsye, have a great holiday season in Carolina, Ed