September Sunshine

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.

Working along the dock wall

On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the blinding silvery reflections on the Humber.

Humber: Summer sun disolving

The results were calm and very minimal, all detail dissolving in the bright sunshine.

Humber: Silver Morning

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.

Landscape at Port Lligat: 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.

Sketch: Towards Mappleton

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.

Sketch: Hornsea Horizon

About Annemarie Tickle

I am a Lecturer in Textiles at Hull School of Art and Design. As a visual artist I am interested in atmospheric conditions and events and how the scale of nature makes mans mark on the landscape look insignificant. I enjoy the act of doing and getting my hands dirty so my practice is intensly process led. I use a wide range of media but am particular interested in dying techniques.
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2 Responses to September Sunshine

  1. Anna Bean says:

    Really lovely work Annemarie

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