Watercolour and ink
285mm x 195mm
Mounted and framed £55
Aldeburgh lies on the great shingle beach of the coast of Suffolk. This is a great and mysterious place to walk and enjoy the North sea and the open skies. The weather can change rapidly and in this picture I have tried to capture the wildness of a March day when rain was threatening continuously, when the winds blew cold and bent plants growing among the shingle and blew us along towards Thorpeness.
This is a view back towards Aldeburgh which I drew and painted shortly afterwards, mostly from memory. This is a watercolour with indian ink applied liberally with a lovely old parcel pen. It was used originally to write on parcels (obviously) with that pervasively odorous black ink rarely found nowadays. The pen is a blunt weapon which I felt perfect for the heavy skies and windy beach.
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