Artist's description:

Chalk cliffs, Isle of Purbeck, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks. Not an endorsement of an elderly gentleman, but a spectacular viewpoint on the Jurassic Coast between Studland and Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck.

Carved by the sea out of gleaming white chalk, “Old Harry” is what geologists call a stack – an isolated pillar of rock sticking up from the sea after erosion has left it “stranded” and cut-off from the mainland. Such features invariably fall over or down eventually to become “stumps” before disappearing altogether. This fate befell Old Harry’s apparently nameless “wife” who still accompanies him, in stump form, since falling over back in the 1890s .

How Caz's work is created...
"I always prime my canvases with raw umber underpainting which provides a depth and intensity of colour I can't achieve on a white background. I draw my images in charcoal and getting the composition balanced at this stage is crucial to my finished work. I aim for a structural accuracy that ensures the landscape has strength and credibility.

When I place the paint on the umber background it immediately glows, shimmers. I’ve always loved stained glass and I aim for a balance of colour and shape. I want to shed light on the landscape, to light up a room."

This pieces measure's 50cm x 40cm and is being sold unframed.

*Images showing the drawing in a frame and in various room settings are for illustration purposes only.

Materials used:

oil paints

Old Harry Rocks (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Caroline Scott from United Kingdom

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