On the beach #3

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…

beach14126beach14125rock1stingray_0001Noodlers Lexington grey and Brown 41 in fountain pen, Lexington grey in water-brush, white gouache, A5 – Tractor/30mins, harbour/10mins, rocks/40mins

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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4 Responses to On the beach #3

  1. Viktoria says:

    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!

  2. whimseytopia says:

    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

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