Saturday, 30 October 2010

Firth of Clyde

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside,
Oh, I do like to be beside the sea....

Today found me with an hour to spend while I waited on my darling wife coming home on the ferry from her week's sojourn on Arran. The island was hardly discernable across the firth with dark clouds and mist and the sea between a brilliant shade of blue/purple and green:

Ink in small sketchbook, A6x2.

The tide was rapidly coming in and a strong breeze blowing: I found it exhilarating.

I also find rock-pools fascinating:

Ink and spit in small sketchbook, A6.

I can sea whole different worlds and great abstract shapes. Didn't find any crabs or whelks, or shrimps this time but I know they are lurking there waiting for high tide to liberate them.

5 comments:

myra plus paint plus degas said...

wonderful sketches

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Ink and spit, I thought it was just me ;).... lovely sketches.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Myra Anderson...now there's a guid Scottish name!
Thanks for visiting Myra, and for commenting. Glad you like the sketches. Your drawings and paintings are pretty special too.
I am also always amazed at Degas's pastels in particular and have often made my own studies of his work, some of which I will post for you.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Lisa!
No, not just you and spitting images...how else would you make your smudges without a bit of judicious you-know-what?

Brilliant to have you visit too and leave your comments. And very pleased you like these sketches. I like your sketchbook studies of the riverside and of the fabulous skies you obviously get down Dorset way!

Toby said...

There's no doubt, the guy is completely right.
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