Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Blown to Sea

The weather forecast promised a week of mixed blessings, showers and sunshine so Jed and myself decided to risk it and hope to catch a gap between the bouts of precipitation.
A change of scenery was called for so we headed for the beach at South Shields and see if we could find a view of interest. It took no time at all, Littlehaven beach gives a lovely view of the mouth of the Tyne. The only problem when we got out of the car was the really strong wind that made it impossible to put up an easel without lots of guy ropes. Solution, out comes the trusty watercolour sketch book and the sketching palette. After that it was a case of settling down behind a sand dune and pretend that the flying grains of sand that were embedding themselves in the wet paint were an artistic addition of texture.
Then the rains came and the bar beckoned.

Mouth of the Tyne - Watercolour on Not paper 12" x 9"

4 comments:

Caroline Simmill said...

That is a bonny sky Mick, it looks like a ruined castle in the distance. It is never easy to paint when the weather conditions are against us but at least you got out there and had a go.

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - That is Tynemouth Priory in the background. Skies are always more interesting when the weather is changeable as it is at the moment. It's a pity that you have to put up with the attendant wind and rain.

Nora MacPhail said...

It is a lovely view. Nice delicate painting.
Have a great week.

Mick Carney said...

Nora - Thanks for visiting and for your kindness.