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Supermoon Random

9 Sep


We’ve had a fabulous supermoon the past couple of nights. I had prepared some Khadi handmade paper sketchbook pages with Indian ink wash some months ago. It had stippled heavily over some parts of the sheet. Inspired by the supermoon, I made just a few marks on it with a white oil bar to give the impression of moonlight over Swansea Bay. Sometimes it’s nice to do a piece of art at random, rather than draw something meticulously from life.

Husb and I went for a walk along the beach this evening. It was high tide, the moon was up and we had a workout on the free gym on the promenade. It’s a great place to live, we’re so lucky.


Stormy Scribbling

6 Jan

06 storm 1

I went down to the seafront at high tide this morning. I only live a few minutes walk from Swansea Bay and the wind in the street was reasonable but by the time I reached the exposed coast, the gales were so ferocious that I had trouble standing up. The sea was fierce and I struggled to get a few photographs of the waves.

06 storm photo

I wanted to try some sketching but I had to pull way back and drew these few figures from a sheltered spot in the car park. It was difficult manouvering a sketchbook in that wind, so I did some quick scribbles and worked on them a bit more when I came home.

06 storm 2

I find it very difficult to draw the sea, especially in such severe conditions. I need to practice, research other artists who draw the sea and develop some visual shorthand for it. I drew these into my A5 clothbound sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, sizes S, F, M and B.


After The Storm

3 Jan


Husb and I just wrapped up warm and jumped in the car and nipped down to the sea front at high tide to watch the spectacular storm that was crashing over the promenade. I’d been nursing a nasty throat infection all day but was going stir crazy by this evening and this is supposed to be the biggest storm and highest tide in years so I didn’t want to miss it. I probably didn’t do my lurgi any good but it was fun!

When we got back, hot drinks were the order of the day. Here’s Husb with his hot chocolate,scribbled with the Magic Marker app on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

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