Friday, 18 June 2010

WELLS NEXT THE SEA WATERCOLOURS

Here I am again ages since my last post. Where do the days go?

Clive went away for a week by the sea in the Med and the time just flew by. Half way through Laura and Wayne came over with the girls for a day and night, and then left the girls with me for 5 days so they could have a little break together travelling and staying around Norfolk and Suffolk. There are so many wonderful places to visit. The girls and I had a lovely time particularly our day at the seaside at Mundsley - I'll post some of the lovely photos I took of them playing in the sea and of the local surfers one day soon. Before we knew it , it was time to go to the airport to pick grandad up. On the Monday I took them home to meet up with Laura in time for her birthday on the Tuesday.

So, the only thing I have to show you is two small watercolours I did from photos taken at Wells Next the Sea North Norfolk coast. I needed to mount them up for a gallery browser of coastal scenes.

Here's number one - a memory of a weekend at Sandra's cottage when we strolled into the quayside to watch the boats come in. This one had landed crabs and quite a crowd (I only used a few figures) was watching them unload. Number two is of a day spent on the beach sketching with Anita where some children were playing cricket by the beach huts. Afraid I made a mess of the little girls face so she doesn't look as young as she actually was - probably playing with her elder brother. It was a lovely afternoon together and I tried to sketch the beach huts in their glorious full row that seems to go on for ever. The main problem both times was trying to get in all the steps and railings.


Finished my large trio of Spring, Summer and Autumn scenes now and will show you once they have been delivered.

7 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

The detail in your pieces is just amazing! What nice mementos!

Christiane Kingsley said...

It's good to have you back posting. Both your paintings are very nice. I especially like the first one and how you have kept little touches of the white of the paper.

RHCarpenter said...

Well, you've been busy!! So glad to have you back posting, though...and I like these two (my favorite is the top the way you've placed the figures so well in that one although nothing wrong with the bottom painting and those beach huts would have given me fits!)

Vicki Greene said...

Good to hear from you again! Sounds as if you have been very busy. I LOVE those beach huts!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks everyone for responding to my seaside water colours so quickly. Good to hear from you all. Beach huts, Vicki, are a regular sight at most English beaches. Cost the earth to rent or buy, but have become a cult way to spend time by the sea, always mixed highly coloured wooden huts as a place to leave ones clothes, picnic food, kettle and teapot for regular cuppas and old fashioned deckchairs. Could not get into your comments Vicki to comment about the cone print winner - lucky lady. Rhonda - the huts and particularly the steps and railings did drive me crazier than I usually am!!

Margaret Ann said...

I have always enjoyed your Wells-by-the-sea paintings.I wish the sea were closer to me. There is something about being in the salt air that does one good. I love the row of beach huts...and your description of them. I always feel like I have had a bit of a vacation after visiting here...:)

DJ said...

You've been busy with art & family. A great way to spend a summer, I would say...