Friday, 3 January 2014

Day 3 Cromer Beach in the Rain

Very grey this morning with a few showers, wondered if I'd manage to get out. Fortunately by mid morning there were a few blue patches in the sky so quickly nipped to Cromer 5 miles away. The tide was just on its way out so the sand was reflecting the amazing sky and the pier. I set up facing into the wind this meant I had to hang on to the easel with one hand. The sky was changing so quickly it really was a challenge to capture the feel of it. Also very hard to paint straight lines as the wind kept blowing my hand to the side. Reading this back you must be thinking, Why do I bother? Well, there is nothing quite like being there, although I will say the weather could have been kinder

Cromer Pier 10" x 14" oil on board

I did turn round and start another painting after this but 5 minutes in the heavens opened. I carried on for another 5 but, oil and water don't mix!

           10 minute sketch in the rain. Cromer Beach


  1. That 10 min. sketch really does it!
    I surely know what you mean by you have to be there to feel it.

    Good stuff!

  2. the pier and how you've softened the pilings with a swipe of your brush. Lovely...


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