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Waves and rocks —acrylic painting



I’m finding it a lot easier to paint waves in acrylics compared to watercolours, you can overpaint to get frothy foam.



Crunching down the shingle
Drinking the sea breeze
Listening to your chatter
As you throw pebbles into the sea

Heat is no longer the enemy
Its relaxing powers repaired
Breathing salt essence
In gloriously cool sea air

Brothers gently bickering
Who threw the greatest distance
Your deep voices lift in humour
And how we love to listen

Chilling on the shingle
Hanging out with the family
Talking about almost nothing

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond


…we went to the beach with our sons to escape the heat, and I broke out in rhyme once more….



Lying on shingle, hat over face
Having wriggled a hollow in the stones
Dry crackling thumps from breaking waves
Fill my ears
White noise with a heartbeat that matches my own
Muscles melt in the sun
Flow  into the beach
The high tide has stopped three feet from my toes

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond