This is my page for week 39. I have such a lot of beautiful feathers collected from the shore, but I chose these two grey and white gull feathers so I could also use my new grey acrylic ink. I love drawing feathers, always fascinating no matter how many times I have drawn them it is always lovely to record their shapes and colours. The birds always leave the feathers scattered across the shore and they get washed up by the sea and then left in the tide lines for me to find. I used cool grey and white, with tiny touches of yellow ochre and my pencil. The fine lines were painted with my number 1 sable brush. And the white on white paper, I did the best I could to solve this problem.
This week we have had some really high tides. On Thursday we wandered down to take some photographs. The sea had covered much of the shore and was only a few feet away from the gate. As it was such a lovely still day and the sun was hot the view was lovely. Everywhere looked so tranquil and so still and quiet, and the hills in pale shades of blue and grey. We managed to walk along the edge close to the fence which borders the shore from the railway line. The boulders had been surrounded by the water, and large pools had formed on the grass. We saw a little fish stranded on the grass and it was gasping, my quick thinking husband threw it back into the sea and it swam off. I was a little disappointed that in his quick action he didn't think to photograph it, but I was glad it was alive and well. It is always hard for other people to imagine this shore covered in water when they have never experienced it, so I hope the photograph will let you see.
Hope you like the two grey feathers. Thank you for the lovely comments. I am pleased to tell you that I have reached three quarters of the year this week 39, now just 13 weeks to complete the year.
Had lots more photographs but me and blogger are not getting along tonight!