Tag Archives: Wells next the Sea

Summer

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?

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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.