Pin Mill and Pru’s jug
As promised in my last post, here is the jug I bought by Pru Green, at the Sentinel Gallery in Wivenhoe!
A trip up to Pin Mill on the Orwell estuary today with Graham. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever driven under the Orwell Bridge! There is a convenient car park on the narrow lane down to the estuary, and also the very convenient Butt and Oyster pub, where we had a delicious fish pie for lunch sitting in the sunshine, after a walk through the National Trust woods, with lovely views across the river.
(Not quite sure why I’ve got my eyes shut in the woods . . . !)
s.b. Melissa of London – when I got home I looked her up in my 2009 Thames Sailing barge guide, and at that time she was under-going restoration at Pin Mill, which was almost complete. She was built in 1899 in Southampton.
Looking back up the estuary, towards the Orwell bridge.
Back in my studio, I’m working away at Essex Wood: August – yes, I know it’s September! I’ve got a bit behind due to painting the telephone boxes for the Christmas cards. But it’s supposed to be a wet weekend here, so I shall just stay in the studio and get on with it! Will try to update with some progress shots tomorrow.
And finally! – only a week to go to Open Studios! My first weekend is 17th/18th September, open from 11-6. All the details for me, and all the other participating artists are on the website www.colchesteropenstudios.org.uk – and if you have the booklet, I’m on page 19!
Friday – Yay! Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂