On a recent trip to Whitby for a few days we were lucky enough to see some special sights.
As we drove over the moors we were surprised to see the rich colour of the heather. This was often offset by the light coloured grass. Unfortunately there weren't many suitable spots to stop off.
Over the years I have collected several drawing and painting sets. Although it is over forty years since I used pastels I decided to have a play and try to get down my memories of these colours. This wasn't meant to be a finished piece of work just a recollection of the scenery.
On our first night it Whitby we were fortunate to be strolling along the beach and our senses were met with the most amazing sunset. As we walked along this continued to change and I was able to take a series of pictures. My wife also surpassed herself with the quality of her photographs.
There are times when I believe something as spectacular as this sunset; it is a piece of art in its own right and that trying to capture its essence in a painting wouldn't do it justice.
However I did do a couple of quick sketches from the photographs below just as a reminder.
Also I was enjoyiny playing with this medium.
i may have a go at one of them in watercolour. Who knows!