Southwold, Marks Tey and Beach Bags!
I went up to Southwold this morning, delivering some more paintings to the Buckenham Galleries in Southwold’s High Street.
These are the five that I took, clockwise from top left – Summer by the Sea, Walberswick, Blackwater Dinghy on the Flowing Tide, Shingle Street on the Summer Solstice, and Southwold: Summer. There are also a selection of my unframed prints at the gallery.
It was a really beautiful day in Southwold, today, with a clear blue sky and wonderful sunshine, although the wind was very strong and very cold!
In my studio: I’m working on a painting of Marks Tey church across the fields, for my Towers and Spires series. I hope to get it finished over the weekend.
And next week – weather permitting! – I shall be making my February visit to ‘My Field’. As well as the main painting I also plan to do some small paintings or drawings of some of the findings in the field, as I did in January. And having typed that I realise I haven’t shared those with you! So here they are . . .
A little graphite drawing on Bockingford watercolour paper of seed heads and twigs I picked up in the field in January, and –
a tiny painting of wild rose hips and fallen oak leaves from the field.
Lastly, I had such a great response to the Beach Bags that I featured in my ‘end of January’ newsletter – thank you! In case you missed it here’s a reminder:
I had a number of emails from people keen to get their hands on one, so I am definitely ordering some more, with different ‘seaside’ paintings along with different quotes. They will go in my website shop, and also be available at my June Midsummer Open Studio event. ‘Teach me to hear mermaids singing . . .’ from a poem by John Donne, seemed a particularly popular quote, which will go on a painting of Summer by the Sea. I have also thought of using ‘Gone to the Beach’, ‘I must go down to the seas again . . . ‘, and ‘Sand between the Toes’. But if any of you lovely blog readers have any other good seaside-y quotes up your sleeves do let me know. 🙂
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