Suffolk Show, Avocets
Second of my paintings that i am exhibiting at this years Suffolk Show. The Suffolk Show is on Wednesday 31st and Thursday 1st, I will be at the show on the Thursday where I will be doing a painting demonstration in the Art tent so please do come and see me if you are there.
A group of three Avocets feeding in a shallow lagoon.
One of my paintings that i am exhibiting at this years Suffolk Show. The Suffolk Show is on Wednesday 31st and Thursday 1st, I will be at the show on the Thursday where I will be doing a painting demonstration in the Art tent so please do come and see me if you are there.
This painting is of the Slaughden Estuary at Aldeburgh with a low tide and a boat stranded on the mud and others further out in the water. In the distance is the Martello tower in the hazy light.
Late evening on Southwold beach
A sultry evening with this sketch being finished at about 8:30 and the temperature still being 19C. An evening with a beautiful light although fading gradually. After a week and especially a day of painting for the Suffolk Show a late last minute sketch where I have to confess I needed an uncomplicated subject. Having said that the light was so special a complicated landscape was not required.
I visited yesterday and felt sure I had the view that I wanted to paint. I returned today and the different light that was so inspiring the day before presented a different scene today, it is strange how that happens. However at Benacre Broad there is always inspiration for me to find and the trees that have fallen from the eroded cliffs and lie on the beach still remained my interest although I had to re orientate to find the right light. It was a windy but sunny day and I had to use a bungy rope to anchor my easel to a piece of tree to prevent it being blown away.
River Waveney, Bungay
This view is from the banks of the River Waveney between the Staithe and Falcon bridge in Bungay. A view across the river where the main subject is the little rowing boat moored up in the water, the water itself is deep green being in the shade of the trees. No kingfishers but a visit from a mallard withe a large brood of very young chicks.