Sunday, 29 July 2012

Don't waste time dreaming small dreams.

I was woken at 4am today by a very noisy seagull sitting on the roof. The sun was coming up and it looked like the makings of a good day. Tilly was chomping at the bit by 6 and begging for a walk. It seemed like a plan to get up and do a circumnavigation before it became too hot for a small very hairy black dog. We were down by the water at 8. What a lovely quiet time, the only people around were some kayakers and the hard master opening up his hut. Tills went for a dip and chased gulls up and down and in and out of the sea. I sat for a while enjoying the view. It's always so different, what a difference a day can make.

Boats and boat yards continue to be a source of inspiration. peely paint and weathered wood.

 I love Tony's hut, filled with old photos and bits off boats.

 Two days ago, the sun had vanished and the water had an eerie feel, little distinction between sky and sea.

The latest two paintings done on board. These are now for sale at the waterside gallery. The Summer exhibition finishes next weekend.

 A yacht on a vast sea dreaming a big dream. Inspired by a sail a few weeks ago, when I spotted this yacht in the distance crossing the huge horizon, a rain storm in it's path and a lone seagull overhead.

......and this one a view of the beach huts in the distance....sorry not a very good image, still getting used to the camera.

I have managed to get two coats of paint on the outside of my studio, in between rain showers. Looking good. A few more shelves to go up and I will be sorted.