|The beautiful yellow gorse with the Lakeland hills in the background.|
|Looking into the estuary.|
|Looking across the mouth of the estuary toward Black Combe, the hill we look out on to at my village.|
|I would have liked the fish......but left it.|
|The walk back to the car.|
|Now you can see how far we have just walked along the sand.|
|This is where I found the tiny shells by the waters edge.|
I used a special ink given to me by Patrick. He made the brown ink from Oak galls which he had collected in our village. I drew the shells with my dip in pen and the ink directly drawn onto the paper. I liked the soft quality of this ink, its an old fashioned recipe.
I wanted to show the detail and simplicity of the shells by using the fine nib and the brown ink. It is a slow relaxing technique, dipping the pen into the ink each time you want to draw a line. I am pleased with the results.
Thank you for the lovely comments I always enjoy reading them. For those of you who would like to know, this is Walney Island Nature reserve. Hope you enjoyed the walk. Milly x
ps. see photograph at bottom of blog, the same beach.