Whitby 2012

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Whitby 2012

Post by delph_ambi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:44 am

A random selection of some of the artwork I produced last week in and around Whitby/Sandsend/Robin Hood's Bay. Painted outdoors, mostly very quickly, hence the rough and ready feel to some of them.


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Post by Ros » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:00 pm

Some of my very favourite places! Looks as if these were fun to do. They are great - you're very skilled.

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Post by delph_ambi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:39 pm

Thanks Ros! Yes, they were great fun. The last one was painted a spot just in front of the hotel where Bram Stoker was staying when he wrote 'Dracula', so you have to imagine a black dog swimming for shore from a shipwreck just out of sight.

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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by Macavity » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:42 pm

So much to like about this collection. The weather seems all wet and moody, yet it makes me want to be there too. If I was to choose a fav.? I don't know. I like the way the town is absorbed into landscape for the final one. I like the bold strokes and use of colour in the second. The sky in the first has an energy.

many thanks for sharing

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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by Magpie Jane » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:52 pm

A productive week, ey?

One can't help picking 'favourites'. Those I like best are the same three as Mac mentioned: the 1st for its light, the 2nd for its liveliness, and the last for its atmosphere.
Fabulous, all of them.

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Post by Antcliff » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:14 pm

Coincidence. :shock: I was in Whitby recently and me and my girl talked about (I think) the very houses you put in 6!
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Post by Lake » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:01 am

Great landscapes. They all look misty except the one in the middle. I like how the sky and sea merged into one (no1), the reflection in the water (no 2), the fine and confident lines (no 3), the movement of clouds and waves and even the sand (no 4), the color in the sky (no 5), and the town by the sea in the misty rain(no 6). Everything is alive.
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Post by delph_ambi » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:40 am

Thank you everyone! Painting outdoors has its challenges, particularly with everything the North Yorkshire weather can throw at you, but it's great fun and gets rid of any fiddly precision.

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Post by Ros » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:50 am

Perhaps we should have a poets' meeting in Whitby? We could crash the goth weekend...

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Post by Antcliff » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:50 pm

How about on that old sail boat that bobs around the bay? That was the highlight for me.
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Post by Ros » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Poetry on a boat. I like it.
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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by delph_ambi » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:52 am

ooh, me too. I wrote some haiku on the beach at Sandsend last week, but I don't think I've ever written anything on a boat (probably because I don't think I've been on a boat since I started writing).

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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by marten » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Something to be liked in all of these seascapes. But the 1st and 5th ones are absolutely fantastic. The muted tones of the 1st are lovely, and I really like the way you treat land in the distance. Great!
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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by delph_ambi » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:30 am

Thanks Marten!

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Re: Whitby 2012

Post by David » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:26 am

For what it's worth, Catherine - which is probably very little, because I've never dabbled in art at all - I think these are all really good. I like a good coastal scene, and living on an island we have a lot of them - which I suppose makes me an expert after all!

Anyway, lovely scenes.

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