Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Time & Tide





Arriving at Osmington this afternoon I decided to set up in a position which, although close to the sea, was higher than the beach itself.

The sweep of shoreline where I'd chosen to paint has a narrow stretch of beach, which is almost completely covered at high tide. Arriving at about 2pm, I saw that the tide was coming in.

The light still had the warmth of early autumn, and although the skies were cloudy they had that beautiful yellowy luminescence which reflects in the sea.

It wasn't long before the tide had reached the beach just below me, and my palette was affected by spray as you can see in the photographs above. A combination of luck and judgement meant that I was in a position to continue painting until I was happy with the canvas.

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