Cool Sea. Hot Sky.

21 Jun

2016 Midsummer


Husb and I went out to look for the Midsummer sunset this evening from the top of one of the city’s hills. I had a bit of a scribble, looking South West across Swansea Bay. The still sea was misty and smudged into layers of pale cool blues interspersed with pinky-purply smears. I drew into my Daler Rowney ‘Ebony’ sketchbook with Daler Rowney artist pastels,


I turned around to face North West and just had time to take a couple of photos of the sun setting over the hill, throwing fire across the sky. And from now on, the nights will be drawing in again. Ho hum.


I’ve been travelling around South Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen, who is researching his new book on Neolithic / Bronze Age monuments. His previous book on the stones of Ancient Siluria (South East Wales) can be found here. Also with us  is film maker Melvyn Williams, recording a documentary about our experiences. Some of Melvyn’s short films can be seen here. If you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

4 Responses to “Cool Sea. Hot Sky.”

  1. allesistgut June 22, 2016 at 08:07 #

    What a amazing and touching sky. And your sketch is really adorable. I love the colours and the structures. Very good! Have a lovely day. We expecting a heat wave for the next days. :/

    • Rosie Scribblah June 23, 2016 at 06:17 #

      Thank you. We get these great skies because it rains so much 😁 Enjoy the nice hot weather

  2. paperstew June 22, 2016 at 05:41 #

    Fortunately, we won’t be able to tell much difference in when the night draws in for a few weeks. Such a beautiful sky… and lovely colors in your sketchbook! Happy Summer to you both!

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