Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cliffs at Peedie Sands

Cliffs at Peedie Sands
Watercolour, 32 x 23 cm


We've had some sunny weather here again recently and the bright light has made the landscape look a bit washed-out. I went to the coast, looking for some cliffs with their strong shadows, and found these at Peedie Sands. The sandstone has some nice colours and has been worn away by the sea to create interesting shapes.

8 comments:

  1. It's a beauty, Keith. Love the way that you have handled the 'gulls'. (?).. :~)

    Frank A.

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  2. I like the light on this. That green on the cliff top looks really luminous.

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  3. "It's a beauty, Keith. Love the way that you have handled the 'gulls'. (?).. :~)"

    Thanks Frank. I'm not sure what they were, but they served a purpose.

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  4. Thanks Stuart. I thought I was going to have trouble painting in the full sunshine, but it turned out OK in the end.

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  5. It was the 'gulls' that caught my eye and created the whole feeling of the painting. Interesting that Frank had made a similar comment.

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  6. It's funny how such a minor element can make such a difference to a painting. The gulls were flying around all the time as I was working, but I didn't really pay much attention to them. Then, when I had finished, I thought I would put some in to give a bit of depth to the cliffs and a bit of movement.

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  7. Keith,
    An interesting location, not been here yet, I regularly go to Dwarwick Pier.

    I love the strong outline of the clif, good contrasts against the sand and grass.

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  8. Thanks Jamie.

    I was surprised how many people were there on that day. It's obviously a popular place.

    As well as going over the hill from Dwarwick Pier, there is also a nice track to it behind North Light House. Turn right at Mary-Ann's Cottage and go up to the end of the road. There's a small parking area at the start of the track.

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