Monday, 15 January 2018

Brixham Crab and a Record Seal Count


Week two of  a restful Sabbath on a Sunday.   After a little lie in I decided to go for a little morning stroll on my ownsome down the Breakwater.  I paused to take  photos.   Such a different day from a week ago.   It was a calm grey morning and the neutrality of the light seemed to pick out the colours of the fishing boats more than usual.


I saw the most seals I've ever spotted.  Here's five of them on the pontoon and there was another two that kept popping up in the water.


At the end of the Breakwater I took an unpromising picture of the jetty that's out of bounds to regular folk.  Quite by chance  in the afternoon I used a special effect on my phone and it was transformed.  I'm rather pleased with my arty accident.


Back to the house for some printmaking whilst Louis shot things on his Xbox.  I finished piercing a polystyrene pizza plate with a skewer a zillion time and got out the ink to see how Crab Mk II would turn out.  I'm much happier with this week's effort.    The nature of the material used makes it look as if this guy is in a sandy rockpool.  

6 comments:

  1. I'd love to live somewhere I could see seals or sea lions regularly. I know they are still wild animals but they are just so darn adorable I could just watch them for hours. I admire you taking n a hobby that is fulfilling and challenging.

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    1. I love living by the sea and the seals are the icing on the cake!

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  2. You've got a great theme there.Do you exhibit any of your art ?

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  3. I love watching boats, I waste hours on the Oban webcam watching the ferries going in and out, the little fishing boats and the great big ships that service the lighthouses.

    Love your crab!

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    1. Dark in Oban when I looked. I'll have to revisit in the daytime. xx

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