Black Point Rock, sometimes called Stag Rock, is at the Northern end of Bamburgh beach.
This acrylic on paper painting was made while sitting with my back to the wall that surrounds the now defunct fog horn. Black Point sticks out into the sea a little way, not quite enough to be called a headland, but still a distinctive feature in the area. The white stag painted on these rocks is hidden from view below where I'm sitting.
The rocks here form curves creating a sheltered patch of beach. There's usually water sitting in the basin in the middle of the formation, though on this occasion the tide was very low, so much of the water had drained away. I'd managed get out of the wind that was present most of the week I was there, painting many of the paintings you see in this collection. Ther was, as is sometimes the way on cold days, a bright sharp light. You can see it on the wet sand in the distance.
- Image size: 29.7cm x 42.0cm (11.69" x 16.53")
- Medium: acrylic
- Ground: 300lb watercolour paper
This is the place where you'll often see the Eider Duck along with Cormorants. Non breeding ducks sit just off the rocks here where people can't get to. I'm surprised I've not put them in. Perhaps it's was the distraction of the Rock Pippet, soaring into the sky singing its heart out until abruptly stopping and falling to earth almost as if shot. I was fascinated. It repeatedly took flight climbing high into the sky and plummetted to the rocks infront of me. It's only when you settle for a while in order to truly study a landscape that you see all these little miracles.