Thursday, 29 December 2016

Brancaster Staithe

The Blue Dinghy, Brancaster Staithe
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2016

I have been following the fortunes of the mussel boats (and their users!)
at Brancaster staithe for 10-15 years. Sadly, their numbers are gradually
declining, as they get older and beyond economical restoration.
This painting is one of my submissions for the annual exhibition of
the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (R.I.) for 2017. The
exhibition will be at The Mall Galleries, London, opening on 6th April.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

The Fisher Fleet, King's Lynn

The Fisher Fleet, King's Lynn
Watercolour 38 x 56cm
A few of the many prawn fishing boats based at King's Lynn.

Rowing Boats at Thorpeness

Tina, Eleanor, Sophie, and Clare
Watercolour 38 x 56cm
A few of the many hire boats on the lake
at Thorpeness, Suffolk.

LT 336 on Aldeburgh Beach

LT336 On Aldeburgh Beach
Watercolour 38 x 56cm

There are several wooden boats on Aldeburgh beach, but most of them are no longer
seaworthy. They are painted and maintained by Mr Alan Burrell, who is thus preserving
some of the town's heritage. There are one or two exceptions, such as the boat seen here,
which is still in regular use. This painting was shown in the R.I. annual exhibition in2015,
at The Mall Galleries, London, together with the Ibizan fishing boat shown lower down.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Brancaster Staithe Marsh

Abandoned Boat
Watercolour 38 x 56cm
This is one of the boats whose career I have followed over the last 10 years or more,
sadly now beyond repair...