Category: By the Sea

Distant Views of Portland

19 January 2024 By ian

Along the section of the Jurassic Coast from the Isle of Purbeck as far as Lyme Regis the Isle of Portland is a constant presence. It’s not a true island, being connected to the Dorset mainland by a narrow causeway and by Chesil Beach, which starts at Portland and ends at the pretty village of […]

I Must Go Down to the Sea Again

21 June 2023 By ian

Here’s my latest Dorset drawing, titled from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever. It’s drawn with my usual Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney smooth heavyweight cartridge paper. The location is the famous Durdle Door with the Isle of Portland in the distant background.

By the Sea (2)

13 April 2021 By ian

I live by the sea and every morning I look outside and know how lucky I am. The sea here is almost always calm (but when it isn’t, it’s great!), the sky is big and the light is always interested. I’ve started this series of big (A3) fairly impressionistic pictures in an effort to put […]

By the Sea 1

5 February 2021 By ian

I’ve been thinking about putting together some series of drawings on particular themes. One series is going to be reeds and I’ve just started work on the second picture for that. Another series is, probably, going to be based around views of the sky and sea and the light that joins them both together. This […]