Looking across to Kessingland from Pakefield
This is a view that I often admire, usually sat outside the Jolly Sailors! It is always an ever changing scene with the light as it stretches the 3 miles to Kessingland. This was from around midday when the light was so very good and the sea was so calm.
I thought that I should paint some berries which I could bring to the studio, so off around the country lanes I went. I thought it was going to be Rose Hips or Hawthorn but as I drove around I realised that there are very few red berries in the hedgerows. So eventually I remembered where there are some Rowan trees with their red berries.
Tomorrow will see the opening of my latest exhibition in the beautiful old pub “The Old Kings Head” in the picturesque village of Brockdish in South Norfolk. The exhibition will run during the month of November with the Gastropub/cafe being open Tuesday to Sunday.
Why not visit this lovely pub and view my work. The images will show you what a beautiful old building it is.
It wouldn’t be right living on the East Anglian coast not to include these as they are so deeply embedded into both the local history and indeed my own families past. I love the way the scales sparkle. Herring fishing in East Anglia goes back to the Middle Ages but the heyday was between 1860 and the first word war, sadly by the 1960’s over fishing caused stocks to crash.
Friday and the sea was really very rough. My studio assistant Pippa my faithful hound accompanied me to the beach whilst I painted this weeks sketch. The Common seal pup was hauled up on the beach but went for the safety of the sea as Pippa approached. I was a little concerned as she followed it into the huge waves but she gave up and I breathed a sigh of relief. Crashing waves on the beach are one of my favorite things.