A quick climb to Thorncombe Beacon before the rain

This morning I managed to get out for a walk back to Thorncombe Beacon to try to capture something of the feeling of the view east I got when I walked that way with David on Wednesday.  The  air was pretty still and the atmosphere quiet, so it was not as cold as Wednesday when there was bite from the north wind. The forecast was for rain this afternoon so I was keen to get up to the top before I lost the sun.  By the time I parked at Eype (and  was shocked at the honesty-box price for parking!) it was already a bit milky out to sea and the sun was filtered through thin clouds much of the time. The sun did come out enough to get some of the effects that I wanted, though the sea was so different in colour from my midweek visit.  I managed to get some useful shots to use as research notes and did a few drawings and a couple of pen and pencil washes.  I was really pleased with the ideas and notes. I have got excited about the direction that I am already developing them in.  I am especially interested in the colours and lines at the base of the cliffs.  More notes about this when I get the time.

Jurassic Coast looking east from Thornecombe Beacon

Jurassic Coast looking east from Thornecombe Beacon