Inspiration from the Striated Rocks at Botany Bay on Vancouver Island

The rocks on the beach at Botany Bay are an intriguing compound rock consisting of striations of a black-slate like rock butting up against worn grey and white stone with undulating formations.

Rock texture at Botany Bay on Vancouver IslandA pencil sketch of the rocks at Botany Bay on Vancouver Island.  A pencil sketch of the rocks at Botany Bay on Vancouver IslandRock texture at Botany Bay on Vancouver IslandA layer of textured black rock runs through the rock formations at Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island, CanadaAnother pencil sketch.  A pencil sketch of the layered rocks at Botany Bay on Vancouver IslandBotany Bay is almost made up exclusively of this rock combo.  On the rocks with a view of the island at Botany Bay near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, CanadaA variation where the layered black rock has been broken up and reformed into pockets within the worn rocks can be found in Botanical Beach, the next beach over.visual texture on some Botanical Beach rocksThe rocks that inspired my painting had the same disordered black slate-like rock.rock at Botanical BeachPainting of a Beach Rock of Broken GlassPainting of a Botanical Beach rock with black glass from a broken car window

 

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