"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Filey Bay

We spent the last week on the east coast at Filey. For the first three days the bay was fog bound with sea frett. The drawing above was done early one morning looking down through the mist onto the beach at Reighton Sands. Just as the tide was starting to flood.
Another view down onto the beach this time on an ebb tide.
Cloud shadows on the sea. A wider variety of media on this than normal; pen and ink, pencil, watercolour and pencil crayon.
An hour spent at Bempton Cliffs produced this drawing of an immature Gannet preening. The bird was in almost complete adult plumage apart from the two dark central tail feathers.
This Porpoise was fishing just offshore, remaining faithfull to a discrete area of water. As far as it goes this was as good a view as it gets with this species. I've seen them before in Filey Bay off the Brigg, usually in early autumn with rougher seas. This time the light was better with a calm, clear sea and providing it didn't dive too deep the animal was clearly visible beneath the surface.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Wow, these really are beautiful peices of art, very captivating and excellently done. I'd have to say my best holiday was the one this summer. We went to the Haven Caravan Park - Reighton Sands. Me and my husband took our 2 kids and loved every minute of it, from the weather to the location and to see how happy our kids were. It also gave me and my hubby some time together to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The entertainment in the evenings were top notch and the surrounding areas for day trips were brilliant.