In the last few weeks I have had the absolute joy of spending even more quality time on our nearby Dorset coastline. I'm not sure I have ever spent so long on the beach, particularly my first day down on Hive beach at Burton Bradstock. I hit the beach at 9am with my Thermos of coffee and little box of biscuits with no plan and a bag full of art stuff 'just in case'. I started with a couple of loose pencil drawings, tried out some ink pen, played around with Posca pens then watercolours. I moved around a little bit but just sank into this wonderful place where I felt enveloped by the beach, the sound of the waves and the colours and features of the rock and water around me. It's a bit like meditating. Anyway, taking from those first sketches and obsessing over the view all day meant that I came home and created this little painting below.