I first visited Black Nab with Karen (and Rich) on a lucky day when the tides were at their lowest. We were able to walk all the way out to and over Black Nab.
On the scar of the beach was a shipwreck - later Googling found this to be the remains of the Admiral Von Tromp. It was driven into the rocks mysteriously, possibly intentionally, in 1976. The narrative story of the wreck can be read here on the Scarborough Maritime Heritage website.
So we circled the wreckage and took our photos of the scene. Later we realised we were both planning to draw the wreck and rock, so agreed to work from Karen's photo and share the finished artwork together.
Karen draws with a scarily realistic approach - and I don't just mean the monsters she also draws! She proceeds with an image with highly structured ways of reproducing reality.
On the other hand, my drawing is a very filtered point of view. As in... "oooh, a shipwreck... oh, look, a very nice rock behind it! What do you mean I'm supposed to draw the shipwreck?" So I reduced it down to a geometric foreground to frame the Nab.
|Wreck and Rock|
by Karen Ruffles
Charcoal pencil and carbon pencil on Fabriano Artistico paper
Link to work
|Rock and Wreck|
by Tina Mammoser
Pencil, coloured pencil and Graphitone pencil on limestone paper
Link to work
See the coast paintings tina-m.com