Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Logy Bay

Straight down - Logy Bay
watercolour pencil 8 x 5

I've been toying with some local ocean views lately and have promised myself that I will start a painting of one this weekend. It will be my treat for a long hard week at work!

Living on an island, I am surrounded by water wherever I ago to the point where I take it for granted and barely notice it anymore. I need to take some time and study it carefully and record it.

I did this sketch of the cliff at Logy Bay, one of the closest towns to me. Its at the entrance to Savage Cove which is quite broad. The cliffs tower almost perpendicular to the ocean and jagged rocks emerge from the surf around the edges. The vegetation is confined to the tops of the rock and only the hardiest survive, usually bent and knarled from n'or easterly gales and salt spray.

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

The Logy Bay mentioned in a Great Big Sea song?? Probably not that many Logy Bays so it probably is :)

Jeanette said...

More than likely...trying to remember Great Big Sea songs now :)

vivien said...

this is a great start to your new series :>)

Jeanette said...

I thought of you when I did it Vivien

Jo Castillo said...

This is lovely. Congrats on the sale.

Side note, the word verification letters were "quitt". Guess it is time to quit reading blogs and fix dinner. :)