Tag Archives: seaside

Prussian blue

Lesson 2 was prussian blue… and skies. We actually started with the big sky which was great – full of strength and allowing it to ‘happen’. The only two colours on this painting are prussian blue and brown madder. The … Continue reading

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En plein air….

Another hospital appointment for the husband, another chance to try my hand at painting en plein air. By the sea again, near the Martello tower, away from too many people… our sea defences that try to stop coastal erosion have … Continue reading

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Grisaille… and splatter

Started on this… like the photo but not sure that it will be the right one for one of Leslie and Carol’s splatter paintings… we shall see.

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Found on a beach (2)…

dead, Mr Crab…

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Huts, huts, huts….

We have a tradition in Essex of beach huts. Not fancy, schmancy ones but glorified sheds – sometimes painted bright colours, with curtains and matching banquettes, and others that still look like sheds – and only have sad old deck chairs and … Continue reading

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A piece of history…

Or under grey skies…. Clacton is a nearby seaside town that has an amusement pier, a promenade, sandy beaches, buckets, spades, kids but on a Monday under grey skies it only has dog walkers, old people parked in their cars … Continue reading

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Beached…

I spent yesterday walking the promenade at Clacton while my husband had a blood transfusion. I had intended to try some plein-air painting but couldn’t find a suitable subject. If I had walked the opposite way I would have found … Continue reading

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