I was in north Norfolk at the weekend and visited Holkham beach, where the final scene in 'Shakespeare in Love' was filmed. This is a wide sandy beach, with huge skies, and I've painted three rapid oil sketches. The first shows the approach to the beach, which is through pine woods and saltmarsh. The second shows a rainstorm that we were caught in, and the third shows a shower out at sea. The tide was out and basically all you could see was miles of sand. These are very simplified paintings, aiming to give an impression of the drama of the scene, and I've produced them in preparation for a finished painting to be done some time in the future.
They can be seen at my shop at http://www.azuredayart.etsy.com