Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 19 x 27 inches
Another big Pastel for my Beer Exhibition, this one was as much about the big cumulus clouds as the chalk cliff itself, and I felt Pastel was the medium to tackle it in. This view is only visible from the beach at low tide, standing amongst the slippery, bladderwrack coated rocks and pools. The dots of people and boats on the shingle beach gives scale to the cliff. I was going to cut the sky off just above the treeline to make the cliff look majestic, but the bright blue sky high above the clouds made the humans appear just insignificant dots, which is what we are when we look above us!