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Reflections on Wet Sand

My inlaws take an evening constitutional on the beach near their home in Nambucca Heads. With Turner’s painting ‘Reflections on Wet Sand’ in mind I went along hoping to capture the sunset and figures reflected on the beach.  I didn’t manage a masterpiece, … Continue reading

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Eel Wrestling at Nambucca Heads

  “Don’t go into the water today, it’ll be like wrestling eels”, warned my mother inlaw after inspecting the beach on her morning walk. High tide and rough seas had brought in huge quantities of seaweed which was still writhing in the … Continue reading

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Sunset on Wet Sand, by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

John Ruskin greatly admired Turner’s treatment of clouds and commented that “other great men coloured clouds beautifully, none but he ever drew them truly”. What do you think of Turner’s sketchy, almost impressionist painting of sunlight reflected on wet sand?

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Lancaster Sands, by David Cox (1783-1859)

Travellers crossing the trecherous sands between Ulverston and Morecombe Bay are threatened with a summer squall. Cox captures the weather conditions so well you feel like sheltering from the wind.

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