I’m in the Scottish Borders for a few days, and have been looking forward to seeing the rock slabs at Skateraw on a really low tide. My two painting friends weren’t entirely convinced by the joys of plein-air painting in a nippy wind off the North Sea, but I have been looking forward to this for weeks so was determined to get out my oil paints and tucked myself in behind a rock shelf.
This is as far as I got with my oil painting before I gave up because I was too cold, and walked over to the other side of the headland which was more sheltered from the wind. There’s an enticing layered bit with a tumble of rocks beneath.
And a bit further to the right the concrete rectangles of a nuclear power station. The brutal lines of this building have a beauty of a very different kind to me.
I have also done two ink sketches in my new Octopus sketchbook, which has fold-out pages, adding colour later in the warmth of indoors.
4 Replies to “Photos: At Skateraw”
Lovely. Missing the sea so I appreciate your photos and work. Hope you are well x
I’m all the better for having cobwebs blown away by the sea far-more-than-a-breeze
What an amazing place! Love the photos. Thank you
Love the rock slabs and so many varieties of huge rocks, medium rocks and pebbles. thanks for braving the chill winds… 🙂