A late winter walk taking in the low tide around St Mary’s Lighthouse. Winter isn’t all about snow and frost. Sometimes it’s damp rock and darkened seaweed. The textures of different substances caught my eye.
Water reflecting the low light levels, seaweed glistening in shades of green and pewter. An old wooden support, roughened and worn by endless tides. The knots and holes in it make it seem totemic; of endurance, of the sea’s power, indefatigable.
The columns stretch across the rock pools, solemn groups giving me a feeling unease, as if they are figures newly disembarked from stressful and dangerous voyages.
January 10th 2023 – A2 sketch using Sennelier pastel, graphite, Stabilo ‘Woodies’ and water colours. Think I will use the details to stitch more Journey Mapping pieces.