PAINTINGS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES, AT HOME AND ABROAD
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Wonderful day yesterday on the Isle of Wight walking from Totland to The Needles and to Freshwater Bay via Tennyson down. With my sisters-in-law while the men played golf. Length of walk finishing at the golf club 9 miles up and down dale. The sea was an utterly amazing colour and the visibility sparklingly clear. Inspirational.
Sold an unframed and terribly cheap painting today. Great relief as the art market is so non-existent at the moment.
Another marine subject finished today. I spent last May bank holiday at Hastings exploring the old town and The Stade with its busy fishing industry. Beautiful day and not enough time. This old fellow caught my eye and I attempted to chat with him while I hastily made discreet notes but he was more a grunter and rumbler than a conversationalists so I had to be quick! These old tractors are wonderful workhorses that tow the fishing boats up the steep shingle. I thought putting the two old 'things' together was enough to create a painting with a story.
Veterans, The Stade, Hastings (oil on canvas board, 10 x 8 inches)