The Beach

Bass Rock with beach rocks in foreground

the Bass Rock sails past whorls of rocky lava

On the beach inspiration for painters lurked round every corner, from ancient castles to crazy rock piles that had their own personalities. The light bounced madly from sea to sky to hidden harbour pool and the Bass Rock prowled across the horizon, pausing only to create striking compositions in combination with other elements of the scene.

As we walked, what appeared to be a black-cloaked figure perched on a distant rock suddenly became something else altogether and, in the spirit of painting, nothing was quite what it seemed. Colours and shapes can be deceptive. It was the kind of beach that fills the mind with odd ideas.

Tantallon castle, cliff view

when we rounded the corner the castle was there

photo of man lying by the sea

Andi and the tide

image showing strange rocks and forms resembling figures on a beach

rock figure and distant phantom

harbour on Seacliff beach

secret rock harbour and the ‘phantom’, now turned into a harmless wheel

rocks resembling a figure on Seacliff beach

the rock figure seems to have turned its back on the phantom in a rather snooty way

rock figure on Seacliff beach

rock figure stealing sea memorial

man and dog on Seacliff beach

a meeting on the beach

man with sea and Bass Rock

practising looking craggy

2 thoughts on “The Beach

    1. fellpainter Post author

      Hey that’s great! Glad you like the pictures. And thanks – it’s lovely getting comments. Feels less like posting into the void … 🙂


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