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Ready for the party (10" x 8" oil on bosrd)

Ready for the party, Wells next the Sea  (10″ x 8″ oil on board)

Busy, busy, busy.   Where is the summer going?  It’s been rather a long time since my last post but I haven’t been lazy.  I have not done as much painting as I would have liked but have been concentrating on moving into my new studio -very exciting!

I am now off for a couple of weeks to the Scottish Highlands and planning on returning with lots of sketches and maybe a few small paintings.  Watch this space!

This painting is a small oil inspired by a trip this Spring to the beach at Wells next the Sea (Norfolk), which is famous for its colourful beach huts.  I found a particular hut was decorated with balloons but no one was home. Maybe the celebrations were to come?


Small is beautiful (..so they say)

The weather has not been conducive to much outdoor painting so I have decided to do a few smaill oil sketches at home but using the trusty  ‘pochade box’ I often take with me out on location.  This only takes small painting boards measuring 6″ x 8″ so the paintings are pretty compact.  The pochade box only has a small paint mixing area too so a limited palette of 5 or 6 colours is all I had to work with.  All good practice when it comes to colour mixing!

These three all have a Norfolk theme and are based on sketches and photos made/taken last month over a pretty cold and cloudy weekend.