Lesson 1 of 9
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The landscape of the Northumberland coast is dominated by sea, sand and rocks. The black Whin Sill appears frequently through the sand and the castles dotted around the coast stand on monolithic cliffs and outcrops of sandstone. I find the painting of rocks endlessly fascinating.

The shapes and linear arrangements of the fissures and cracks provide me with wonderful, ever changing patterns. The rocks can give structure to an otherwise soft landscape of sand and grassland and can help to lead one into the picture by creating perspectives.

Dunstanburgh Castle from Embleton Beach

I would like to take the reader through the creation of a painting by using the rocks to aid in the composition, substance and appearance of the picture.


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