Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 
Dramatic lighting on the sea beyond the gorse

Bolberry Down:
Rain at sea

Dramatic rain clouds in April during a visit to Bolberry Down in South Devon inspired this painting.

The light out at sea was gripping as the storm moved across the horizon. I'd run for my car which was parked facing out to sea, so could watch and sketch as the drama unfolded.

  • Image size: 22.8cm x 22.8cm (9" x 9")
  • Medium: acrylic
  • Ground: 300lb watercolour paper

An artist loves all light effects. Whether dark and forboding or bright and airy. Bolberry Down is on the South Coast of Devon. An unassuming place at first glance, it reveals it's beauty once explored. When I was there, what I beleive to be a visitor centre was under construction. A short walk to the West reveals a wonderdful view of Burgh Island in the distance – another painting I hope to create one day. This is as well as the distinctive trees, all windswept that are dotted over the Down. So much inspiration in one place!