Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In praise of Shoreham Harbour



In praise of Shoreham Harbour.
at 9.00am it was high tide and the sea was up and the sun was bright.
sea cabbage, cargo, a cafe with a smiling girl who make our coffee.
the old fort earthworks hold against the tidal carvings of the beach
an ancient spit, a granite arm and lots of things that recall Edward Wadsworth

I must return another day.

Shoreham beach will host my problem picture
for an underpainting I choose Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Titanium white and Yellow Lake
The other side has Lamp Black, Brilliant pink and Manganese violet
The tiny drawing below is my guide.
The rain is beating on the roof and Tanita Tikaram sings to me - I begin to paint