Norfolk Watercolours

Happisburgh Beach
Happisburgh Beach, 8 August 2020
Groynes, Bacton, Norfolk
Happisburgh Lighthouse, 8August 2020
Crostwight Woods, Norfolk

A series of watercolours done during my stay with my sister in Norfolk.

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Sewing the Sail

Sewing the Sail (after Sorolla y Bastida) (90cm x 60cm) (oil on canvas)

Haven’t posted or painted for a while, but the lockdown has allowed me more time to paint and to finish this copy of a Sorolla picture I started many months ago.

As a subject it is a study in reflected light. The scene is drenched in sunlight and every shadow has a warm glow hovering on it. The arms of the women sway as they sew with the curves and the folds of the sail.

Never afraid of a statement, Spanish painters love to use the full black/white range and hit you with pure primaries. The dare here is the scarlet cummerbund, echoed in the dots of geraniums.

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Burnham Overy Staithe

Just returned from Norfolk where we were able to enjoy some beautiful weather on the coast. This is my daughter overlooking the mudflats and estuary at Burnham Overy Staithe.

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Anna

Anna

Just reworked this portrait of my daughter, Anna.

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Shadow Blossoms

Shadow Blossoms March 2017

My daughter scattering cherry blossom petals beneath an ancient overhanging cherry tree, at a friend’s house near Wraxall, Bristol.

The petals were so plentiful it seemed impossible to distinguish between fallen petals and the pinkish reflected light.

Oil on canvas, 90cm x 60 cm

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Thurne – early Autumn

Thurne - early Autumn

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After Snowdon

Watercolour, September 2017

Watercolour, September 2017

At the foot of the Llanberis Path is a very welcome pub, with open fire, tea and cider. This is my wife and daughter relaxing.

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Beckspool

Beckspool

Beckspool

A fairly rapid watercolour sketch, about 1 hr. Tried to keep it relatively simple with colours pure. Trying to abbreviate…

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Bubbles…

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Bubbles…

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Alexanders

Alexanders

Alexanders

Another Norfolk landscape watercolour. Luminous alexanders brighten against a threatening April storm.

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