Happisburgh lighthouse

I’ve just returned home after a lovely Sunday walk along the Norfolk coast to Happisburgh lighthouse. I think it’s probably going to be the last summery day we get this year before the days turn to Autumn. The last time I was here was as a little girl with my grandmother, it’s still the same as I remember. I’ve taken some photos and hope to get some paintings ideas drafted over forthcoming evenings.

Paint Out Norfolk Day 1

Really enjoyed by first day with my sister out in the fresh air. We took a trip to Rockland Staithe over looking the marshes. Luckily the local pub allowed us to take our coffees outside so could keep on painting.

Exhibition at the Forum

Getting ready this week to display some artwork at the Forum in Norwich with my sister.  Just deciding on what to display.  Quite excited to get some paintings out on show!

Wells Paint Out update

Had a brilliant time at the weekend competition of Paint Out at Wells next to Sea. It was over Friday, Saturday and Sunday and although the weather was a little wet and wild, it was fantastic to be outside in the fresh air with fellow artists. I’ve added the Wells Paint Out facebook link for anyone interested, and wanted to include a picture of my Sister and myself painting.

https://www.facebook.com/paintoutwells/

Plein Air!

My sister and I have been selected to participate in Wells Paint out, in north Norfolk for the weekend 14/15 September.  Little bit scary as lots of painting outside, so we have been practicing like mad at the weekend.  Here are the latest efforts..

Wells Next to Sea Paint Out Competition

Very excited today to discover that my entry to Wells Paint Out 2017 has been reviewed by the Jury and accepted. Will be painting outside with my sister over 3 days in September for a competition.. It certainly will be quite a challenge..

Getting back on track

Having recently moved, I am finally getting around to painting again. I’ve set up my studio, bit more space thank goodness. Also I’ve got the chance to start painting outside, so looking forward to a new challenge. Fresh paintings coming soon…

Pulls Ferry, Norwich

This lovely old house and tower is situated on the River Wensum and dates back to the 15th Century.  It was used for shipping the huge stone blocks for building the Cathedral and is steeped in history.  Probably one of the most famous houses in Norwich it is certainly an iconic building of Norwich.

Light and Shade

river-cottage1I am trying to make sure I paint at least at the weekends.  Today, I was working again with my water colours and looking to achieve an quaint, vintage look for the cottage, plus a bright reflection on the river.  With the trees edging the waters, I wanted to give depth by really deepening the shadows in the woods.

Watercolours

I haven’t painted much recently since moving back to the UK, but I had the urge today to get out the watercolours.  I’ve been reading about narrow boats and barges, and fancied painting a river scene.  Probably I should have walked down to the River Wensum and done some sketching, but as it was cold, I decided to go for imagination instead.  Have been working on my new years resolutions, and definitely want to start painting outside, Plein Air here I come!