Category Archives: West Bay

Diffuse light makes “Broadchurch” cliffs seem more massive

It has been a while since I have been able to write here – I have not even been able to finish my last post or write about the other things I saw and experienced on my stay in Brighton … Continue reading

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Dorset coastal resorts as busy as summer

We went for a walk on Hive beach in today’s wonderful sunshine.  We had been aiming to just pop down to West Bay, but it was like a summer holiday day – if not busier! I suppose the first sunny day after … Continue reading

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Whipped for Christmas Day at West Bay

I wish I had taken my camera and camcorder when we went for our Christmas Day seaside constitutional yesterday.  The sun was glorious; the wind whipped up the sea a bit; the sky full of colour and form; and there … Continue reading

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Caught the last of the sun at West Bay

I grabbed the last hour and a half of sunshine and went down to West Bay this evening. Long winter shadows, warm red glow. I went to West Beach because I wanted to make some more notes of the shapes … Continue reading

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West Bay in all its glory

In this good weather West Bay has glowed! I dashed down yesterday for an hour at the end of the day to sit on West Beach and daub watercolours in sketchbooks in a vain attempt to understand how light changes … Continue reading

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Another cliff fall and bathing stopped by a shark

There has been another large cliff fall, this time at St Gabriel’s Mouth.  The steps up the cliff have been closed and there is still a risk of landslides all along this part of the coast. There is a balanced article about … Continue reading

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Lots of vegetation on the tideline at West Bay

I spent most of the day in the studio working mostly on Tidelines ideas: painting tidelines and beaches, in particular working on some ideas from a recent walk on Cogden Beach. The sea most and soaking drizzle of the morning … Continue reading

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