I painted this Martello tower looking out toward the sea last time, but I also took a photo from the sea looking back at it over the sand dunes. This was the sky I took while at at seaside last week but I needed a subject to put against it.
Essex is a fairly flat county – no dramatic cliffs. I am only able to get to the sea where there is a concrete promenade, a garish pier and the Martello tower!
So here is this year’s sketch:
And this is one done in June 2014: