This weekend the weather has been beautifully sunny and warm. I have taken advantage of the last of the summer sun to spend a couple of days sketching and painting.
On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the blinding silvery reflections on the Humber.
The results were calm and very minimal, all detail dissolving in the bright sunshine.
On Sunday I went to the small seaside town of Hornsea north of Spurn Point. Walking south along the beach the coastal erosion is alarmingly evident with huge chunks of concrete deposited at the bottom of the cliffs from the caravan site above. The emptiness and strange boulders dotted about reminded me of the surreal coast often painted by Salvador Dali.
I came across this wonderful painting whilst researching.
In Hornsea the sky was very big and the wide beach empty and seemingly infinite.
I felt engulfed by the landscape, I tried to capture this feeling in my hurried graphite sketches. The curvature of the horizon and vastness of nature was very evident.