Summer Exhibition 2016
I will be holding my Summer Exhibition this year in the Bollington Room, Bridlington Old Town Gallery from 1st June to 31st July 2016. The gallery is open daily from10:00 am-4:00 pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00 pm Sundays. Admission is free and as the gallery is situated in the heart of Bridlington's famous Old Town a visit could be part of a great day out. This is one of my new paintings for the exhibition - "Flamborough Head from Fraisthorpe Beach"
We are fortunate to have some wonderful beaches here on Yorkshire’s East Coast. It is always a pleasure to enjoy an evening stroll together with our little dog and wonder at the ever changing mood and atmosphere. Flamborough Head is a well known landmark with its iconic lighthouse which was clearly visible on this warm spring evening. The setting sun just caught the gathering clouds and made these lovely reflections on the wet sand. I really enjoy working with a limited palette and this painting features just three colours – brown madder, French ultramarine and a just little tinge of Winsor red. I used a slightly unusual technique for me – drawing in the clouds for accuracy instead of using colours wet on wet. In this instance I needed control as the clouds were the main feature of the composition. After a bit of careful masking though I was able to be as free as ever with the sea, beach and reflections relying on the magic of watercolour to get the desired effect.
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Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!