Another windy day with high tide, so I walked along the cliff until I was struck by this magical contre-jour vision of joy! Facing the bright morning sun, I was excited by the composition of contrasting tones and colours that lay before me. The fresh green of Spring was glowing and the sea shone a brilliant white. When the sun was at it's brightest, sparkles appeared along the path, on the rocks and in the stream of water in the foreground. The rocks, fence and cliffs cast a shadowy frame to the path, leading the eye into the distance. I was gripped for three and a half hours and faced the problem of having to remember how the light was when I'd first arrived, as by the time I'd left the magic had gone.
|Footpath to Sidestrand #2. oil on board 10" x 12" ©Tanya Pawsey 2016|