Sketching in rocky shores

For inland living artist sea and it´s shores give endless inspiration. I usually paint at home so I have to do sketching or photographing interresting subjects. If I find smaller interresting rocks, branches or plants, I often take them to my home. Many times I have plan for a painting in my head years, before I am ready to paint it. Then all sketches are waluable help.

I had a change to spent couple of days in Finlands shouth coast studying rocks, plants growing in cracks and small ponds of rainwater.

Gneiss and granite forms interresting patterns.

Tiny plants are trying to survive in the heat of rocky shore.

Shores of Koivu-island

Sun is setting behind fog and smoke