Friday, 7 November 2014

"Autumn in the air" and " The edge of Autumn" Paintings from an Autumn walk in Sussex

An Autumn walk in Newick, East Sussex
Although the Autumn hasn't been as colourful this year I have still found some lovely picturesque walks to explore.
After living in the village of Newick for 4 years I am still discovering new paths, scenery and inspirations!
Recently I followed a route that took me from the south outskirts of the village, around the boundary of Newick Park and on to the village of Spithurst.
With clear blue skies and glorious sunshine you could really sense the arrival of Autumn.
The walk took me past a lake, pond, woodland and fields.....just about everything I could wish for !
Walking from Newick to Spithurst, East Sussex
After a while my path lead me onto a farm track where the still waters of a small pond caught my attention....this was definitely to be my next painting.....

                                                  "Autumn in the air"
                                    Acrylic on canvas 18"x 24"
"Autumn in the air" Autumn painting from the Sussex countryside
                                                    "The edge of Autumn" 
                                        Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
"The edge of Autumn" Acrylic painting on canvas
               More Sussex paintings

Friday, 17 October 2014

"Lakeside Autumn" Painting the Autumn colours in Sussex

Autumn arriving in Sussex
I have sadly said my farewell to the Summer and I'm now ready to embrace the Autumn in all it's wonderful glory!
Not only does the countryside become ablaze with colour but this is also the season that Sussex comes alive with celebrations of bonfires and fireworks.
 Newick never fails to put on a good show .
Newick bonfire night
 I'm looking forward to bonfire....bangers ...and of! ;)
In the meantime I have planned several walks that will take me through some beautiful woodland that I'm sure will be inspirational! All I need now is a little bit of sunshine as my Autumn companion.
I thought I would start my journey with something small and vibrant, a beautiful scene of still waters and reflections from the village of Slaugham ...
                                                  "Lakeside Autumn"
                                Acrylic on box canvas 18"x 14"x 1.5"
Painting the Autumn reflections at the mill pond in Slaugham, Sussex
My next painting was inspired from a walk I recenty took along the bridle path in South Chailey.  The trees are just changing into their Autumn colours and the sun shone through to lighten my way.
A beautiful and serene scene.

                                               "Gateway to Autumn" 
"Gateway to Autumn" Painting the Autumn paths of Chailey, Sussex

Friday, 10 October 2014

A piece of Sussex Summer for Christmas. Sussex themed gifts, cards and prints for sale

If like me you are reluctant to leave the wonderful Sussex Summer days behind then please take a look at the selection of cards, prints, bags and cushions I have available on Redbubble.
A treat for yourself or a unique gift for someone this Christmas :)
Here are some examples, please click on the links for more.
Sussex Summer throw pillows
Throw pillows for sale

Sussex Summer tote bags            
 Tote bags for sale

Sussex cards and prints for sale
 Cards and prints

Sussex calendars for sale
Sussex landscapes and seaside calendars for sale

Friday, 26 September 2014

"Tide out and Fish tales" painting the fishing boats of Hastings, Sussex

Fishing boats on The Stade in Hastings, Sussex
I just couldn't leave the Summer behind without revisiting the wonderful fishing boats at Hastings on the East Sussex coast. They really are one of my favourite subjects to paint.
This is the second time I have painted this particular boat, the red paint work looks so colourful against the Summer sky !
I loved the way that the composition represents the end of the working day. The gloves sitting on the poles to dry, the ladder leading the way home, the nets all tidy and ready for the next day and finally the departing seagulls.
I like to think that the weary fishermen have now headed off for a good meal, a good pint and recount the stories and tales of the day .
                                             "Tide out and Fish tales"
                                     Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
Painting the boats at Hastings, Sussex