Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bass Rock Revisited

So here is my latest offering. It is a view of the Bass Rock from the John Muir Country park at Tyninghame. I have been mulling over a 'pebbly' scene for a while. I love how the pebbles have turned out.

I started out using a blend of brown, blue and greys to set the background. Then I set out the Bass Rock and highlighted the breaking waves with the green. Next came the brown and blues of the rocks.

The first 2 proofs used a dark blue on the base Bass Rock but stopped after the first 2 as I wanted the Rock to receed more.


  1. Very nice, I like the simplicity of this print. Have you seen Ian Phillips work? He makes similarly striking prints using just 3 or 4 colours

  2. thanks stuart. Ian Philips is fantastic

  3. I agree with Stuart, very effective design! (And, OOOH! I recognized the Bass Rock right away, having seen it once from the Isle of May some years ago.