Saturday 18 April 2015

Down the Line: the West Pier

Brighton's West Pier is in a sorry state. There was a lot more of it there (although it was not accessible) in 1989, when I moved to Hove (and then Brighton), but it has been falling into the sea, hit by storms and arson, and I understand that there is nothing that can reasonably be done to save it.

Nonetheless, the skeletal remains are elegant and distinctive. Apparently it is the "most photographed building in Brighton". I took many photographs of it, myself, when I revisited Brighton and Hove on Wednesday with my children. This line and wash is from one of those photographs.

Line and Wash on The Langton watercolour paper, cropped from A3

Acrylic Inks - Sepia and White
Watercolour Palette - Phthalo blue, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Rose, Quinacridone Gold, Winsor Violet

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