Category Archives: sea

Grounded

Stuffed and numbered birds on display at the small but wonderful Stewartry Museum, Kircudbright; I didn’t have time to paint all their glorious colours, so had to settle for ink-brush monochrome, concentrating on feathers and form. Then the head of a dead Gannet found while … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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On the beach #1

Two from Tenby, where I spent some blissfully vacant days sketching in the Summer. First a range of boats beached in the North Harbour at low tide, with an inquisitive pigeon exploring the seaweed. This was drawn on location, along with the key shading … Continue reading

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Fish and chips

White Gelly Roll pen, Lexington grey water-brush,white gouache, A6 – 20 minutes A car park overlooking the sea in Aberporth, sketched while waiting for fish and chips, with mushy peas and curry sauce. Cars have odd curves and angles, but it’s also … Continue reading

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Beside the sea #2

Some more from Easter at Aberporth in West Wales. People and dogs on the beach observed over 30 minutes (spot the soggy wet-suit walkers); a tractor pulling a boat out of the sea after the morning lobster-pot check; and fishing from the beach … Continue reading

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Beside the seaside

  Some sketches from a week by the sea in Wales, with more painting than drawing in an attempt to catch the soft natural forms. First some wave-watching, a tiny fish washed up on the beach, and a solitary morning beach walker… …the … Continue reading

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Sea view

1mm Pigma pen, Lexington grey water-brush, watercolour, A4 – 50 minutes Sat by my daughter, feet up, looking out to sea from a cottage above Manorbier beach in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Beach-combing treasures, a camera, binoculars, and holiday reading on … Continue reading

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