I am always struck by how the colour of the sea changes constantly, it's one of my real pleasures and I can see why so many people love to be near the coast anywhere.
There are usually a few people around who are just looking at the sea like me, gazing at the waves and the ebb and flow of the water. We often just acknowledge to each other how much we enjoy our sea gazing, and sometimes I'm told about another beach. Apparently Broadstairs harbour is a great place for watching stormy seas and high waves.
I sat on the new steps by the harbour and focused on the patterns made by the sea and sand on the beach. I'd brought some water soluble coloured pencils and made some quick sketches of the beach. I was just looking for the abstract qualities and the line of the forms left by the water and drying sand.
The paper cockled a bit with the water, but I was happy with the idea and will follow up with some more sketches and paintings.
|A lone man came out with a shovel, I think he was digging for bait.|