Thursday, 19 April 2012

St Benets Abbey Site Norfolk Broads

I have been working on a series of soft landscapes of Norfolk for submission to the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt and delivered them today.






This is the last one I accomplished based on the site of St Benets Abbey showing the remains of the gatehouse and the drainage pump built into it. The yachts seem to glide by through the flat fields, but are actually on the River Bure. I have had some lovely visits there just a few miles from home with my grand children.












Here is the painting at the early blocking in stage:












Getting all the works together in my studio prior to loading the car and off to the gallery.

Wish me luck:





5 comments:

Sandra Rowney said...

What a good collection Joan! St Benets looks good, my favourite is the one I saw you painting! All the very best, hope the 'hang' wasn't too much hard work. Look forward to hearing how the collection is received.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, what a great collection you took to the gallery. I find these painting so serene, calming. They will sell very well.
Have a great weekend.

Marie Theron said...

Congratulations with your super assignment. The set turned out beautifully!

Sue Pownall said...

Congratulations Joan they look lovely.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sorry been so long commenting but I have kept pace with your life with a quick peep from time to time. You are such an adventure girl and looks like you had an amazing break. Loved the skydiver sketches.