While staying at Moeraki I was sketching ideas for further work. Much of my sketching was fairly dark with inks and charcoal but on the day we were working at Shag Point, I started some quick but soft sketching on translucent paper which I had placed over rusted papers which I had brought along with me. I made a book, not yet quite finished, but using this technique of softer drawings over the rust, though I also left some of the rusted paper exposed.
I think this work best represents the look or feel of the boulders at Shag Point though I can't see this way of working suiting the Moeraki beach boulders. If i do work this way with them then I will definitely have to bring in some blues for the water that swells around the boulders as the tide is in.
Perhaps some darker work using inks and charcoal will suit my work on the Moeraki Boulders more ... though I am putting away my ideas for now and concentrating on those things which I want to exhibit later this year. No doubt I will find my way back here as I feel a very special connection to this place.