Friday, 13 February 2009

thoughts of summers past



Just finished this.

I used some photographs and sketches for reference, and painted it onto a canvas prepped with fairly lurid pink ground. Hopefully the little bits of pink showing through have helped to give the impression of a warm summer morning.

The boat in the painting was called the Valerie Teresa, she was one of the last wooden crab-boats working from the beach at Cromer. Some of the best days work I have ever had were spent on board this boat, with her owner, John Balls and his sons.
John has since moved to North Devon, and the boat no longer sits on her carriage below the gangway.
I miss them both.

16 comments:

beachfreak said...

I'm sure I can smell a squall coming in, north north east, about five minutes away. She'll blow through after a minute or so, mind.

knifepainter said...

No foolin' you mate !

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Do I like this one. Simplicity of design and palette inspire me. The pink backdrop surely shines through giving that warm glow you wanted. Did similar thing couple month's ago with local scene with pub and boats. Is it going to Beccles??

Anonymous said...

Love this one mate. Says so much. I wouldnt have minded doing crabbing for the day.....just a day mind you.
Hope your well....TTS

Swearing Mother said...

Me wanna go seaside now.

Swearing Mother said...

Been looking at your Live Traffice Feed - why does it think I'm visiting from Cheltenham?

I wish.

Southern Vixen said...

What a gorgeous painting. Since I'm new to your blog...do you paint for a living or for fun?

I paint for fun...not nearly like you do - or nearly as well as you do.

I'm gonna catch up on your blog...you fascinate me.
Cheers,
SouthernVixen

tyt said...

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でしこ
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I wish you always happy and success in your life.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards!

travelling, but not in love said...

Just like you to be splashing seamen onto a canvas.

Sorry, how could I resist? ;-)

knifepainter said...

Hi Joan, thanks for the visit. In answer to your question, no this one won't be at Beccles. I'm hoping to sell it to a holiday maker before May !

Tommy, it's great on a fine day in July, much less funny in half a gale in April !

Sweary, not today you don't, shite wet, dull, grey.....
As for the Cheltenham thing, apparently I'm in Dartford !!!

Southern Vixen, thanks very much for dropping by. I paint for a living, that's why I'm getting skinny and am selling the kids into domestic service very soon........and thanks for being fascinated. x

tyt....erm pardon my ignorance, but what the fuck does all that mean ?

TBNiL I feel dirty and used, many thanks !

Brett said...

Arrived from TBNIL, but don't hold that against me, love the picture, i took up photography because i could not paint and really like a well captured image.

knifepainter said...

Hi Brett, thanks for dropping by, come back whenever you like.

Sadia Hussain said...

I love the boat , it's sheen and colors. A very beautiful painting!

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