Monday, 3 May 2010

Cromer, North Norfolk


CROMER AT SUNSET
Small watercolour just 14 x 19cm
The sea-front at Cromer is fabulous: lovely Georgian and Victorian architecture overlooking the pier, with its lifeboat-house and launching ramp at the end, the whole dominated by the imposing bulk of the beautiful church; a wide sandy beach scattered with very large flints; the activity of the many small fishing boats being launched and recovered from the beach by antique tractors.

Big Ben and Tower Bridge

Three tiny watercolours of familiar London river views; all are just 14 x 19cm, and will be on show with the Tunisian boat paintings (seen lower down the page) at the Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, from Friday 21st May.





Tunisia - March 2010




Watercolours of small fishing boats at Sousse, Tunisia, seen during our recent trip there. There were quite a number of such small craft in the fishing harbour, many sporting a colourful stripy cloth to protect the wooden hatch covers from the sun. All were built of wood, and clearly quite old and battered; not a glass-fibre boat in sight!
The 3 smaller images are just 14 x 19cm, the larger one below is 28 x 36cm.







Brancaster Staithe

FISHING BOATS AT BRANCASTER STAITHE NEW QUAYSIDE

Watercolour 56 x 76cm