This series of 4 paintings were inspired by the idea of coastal profiles and painted in situ in Orkney. Artists on board ship were an early form of navigational aid, sketching the coastline in order to record harbours and anchoring points. These sketches were narrow bands of detail, with no need for sky or sea to be recorded.
Each painting incorporates details from the coastal profile of Rousay, one of the Northern isles in Orkney.
Charcoal, pastels, oil on canvas.