This works very well Mark and invites quite a narrative.

Like this a lot and it’s really well done .

thanks Carole and Dixie. The stark contrast interested me.

There's always a sadness attached to abandoned boats and you've depicted this very well

Good one Mark, made me want to get my pastels out again.

Thanks for all the positive comments. The subject just begged to be done in pastels.

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Pastel on pastelmat. I saw this boat at Porlock Weir hauled up on a shingle shelf, stark against a dark grey stone wall. I used a dark grey pastelmat. The greenish tinge was an aberration of the photograph.

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Mark Annison

I think I started drawing and painting when I was nine or ten, trying to emulate my father. I still sketch, draw and paint in watercolour, pastel and acrylics sixty years later. I taught for many years but am now comfortably retired and follow an endless journey in art, excited by the exploration…

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