Two new paintings have gone up on the Gallery page of the website today. First – in the nick of time – ‘From my May garden’. This one shows honeysuckle in an old black mug, with a shiny glaze. The mug has been knocking around since I was a child, and I have no memory of where it came from – did some relative bring it back from a holiday? I know my mother would never have bought it as she thought the black shape was very ugly! When I was in St Ives last September, and read up about the history of the Leach Pottery, I did wonder if it came from there in the late 1950s or early ’60s. The glaze is right, and it has a rather indistinct mark on the base of the handle which could be the circular Leach mark. What do you think? This one, like the April picture, is acrylic and graphite.
Last Sunday I went up to Aldeburgh to visit a friend who was staying in the town in a house close to the beach for the weekend. I arrived much earlier than we had arranged to meet, so having had a browse round Thompson’s art gallery and a quick trip round the shops, I went onto the beach and walked north – with difficulty on all those pebbles! There was a strong breeze and the gulls were swooping and screaming. A few families had made encampments in the shelter of the beach boats . I sat on one of the pebbly ridges and drew the view looking south. So here is ‘Breezy day at Aldeburgh’.
It’s cold and windy here today, after a few lovely sunny days, but I hope it will be better tomorrow. Friday already! Hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂