Tag: Watercolour

Dawn, North Sea

A companion sketch to one made of the sea at Dusk. The character of the open sea is fascinating to capture, the light endlessly changing.. ideal for watercolour. This study was probably taken some distance above the Doggerland.

Strange to imagine that in the Holocene, aurochs, woolly rhino and wild boar were passing unhindered around……


The Vernal Equinox

Twilight in March in the north Atlantic, a beautiful transition lasting over two hours. The Vernal Equinox approaches and beyond lies lingering days of sunlight amplified by the sound of hundreds of thousands of kittiwake, fulmar and gannet. In this large watercolour the sun and moon are shown in diametric opposition over a strangely haunted……


The Red Hut

Each visit to this area of the Mersey Estuary opens up new vistas and shifting plays of light and space. There are many walks in this area of Speke which are secreted, seemingly outside of time and space, rich in birdlife. This view is not one of them however, it can be easily reached yet……


San Marco and the Salute

This is a celebrated view, one that has teased and inspired generations of artists since the 18th century. It shows the mouth of the Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute to your left and the Ducal Palace to your right; the fact that it must always be captured in a moving vessel, under sail……


Dusk, In the North Sea

There is a character to the ocean, to the open sea itself, in its light and theatre, which simply cannot be captured in coastal waters. At the interplay of land and sea the shallower water has different wave heights and seems to hold colour differently. On a vessel in mid-sea hoewever, there is a novel……