My last day on Shetland was cold and wet. There was sleet and hail and it even started to snow as I boarded the ferry. I'm afraid I didn't go out on the deck to take a last photo of shetland. I sat in the warm, dry lounge instead.
I catch the ferry tomorrow evening. This week has been cold and grey and wet and very windy. It’s difficult to draw when the wind tears at the paper and ruffles and flips the drawing book over. Next time, heavy duty elastic bands to hold the page down, I think.
is the line where the sea touches the sky then there are few horizons in Shetland. The convoluted, serpentine coastline hides the horizon behind islands, inlets, cliff and hills. Even where the land drops away into the Atlantic or the North Sea the horizon disappears b...
and my first sight of Shetland was in the rain too.
But since then the weather for about half the day has been beautiful. Blue skies, no wind and no wild seas either. Even when the rain starts it’s not dramatic, just wet. It’s sleeting at the moment and stronger winds a...
Really not sure about this or where it's going at all. I thought I'd come to draw the sea but the shape of the land, the way it curves into itself and rises up like a wave about to break, is like the sea, like frozen waves and I'm overwhelmed by what I'm seeing.
I'd imagined that I'd spend a lot office drawing the sea but it's the landscape that's so amazing. The hills and valleys fold around each other like frozen waves. the land itself is like a sea, like the wings of a dead gull on the water.