Oil on Canvas
Painting size: W44xH34cm
Frame: Distressed Cream Frame
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Chesil Beach is an 18-mile long shingle barrier beach stretching from West Bay to Portland in Dorset. Chesil is wild, rugged and dramatic.
“It is above all an elemental place, made of sea, shingle and sky, its dominant sound always that of waves on moving stone: from the great surf and pounding … of sou’westers, to the delicate laps and back-gurgling of the rare dead calm….”
Author, John Fowles.
The beach is also the setting in the opening chapters of ‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ian McEwan.
Chesil Beach is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The sweeping, shingle ridge stretches for miles into the distance. The pebbles on Chesil Beach are graded according to whereabouts you are along the stretch. It has been said that, in the past, smugglers landing on the beach in darkness would gage their position on the coastline according to the size of the pebbles or shingle.
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