Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Forget about Winter for a moment ...


I finally got round to painting the children on the jetty catching crabs. It was strange to do a warm painting after all that snow! It is timely though, I'm going back to Runswick Bay this weekend, staying in a cottage with friends. Wine and log fires, nice.

16 comments:

BMoon said...

Just utterly wonderful!

Owen said...

Works beautifully.

winna said...

The different posture attitudes are keenly observed by you !

pippasporch said...

Beautiful, Steve! Where on earth do you find the time to fit so much art into your week!? (I'm guessing you don't do the dishes around the house, do you? Either that, or you don't sleep.)

From the images I could find of Runswick Bay (thank you, Google) and the numerous references to it being a picture postcard haven for artists, I'd say you are in for a good time, especially if there are wine and log fires involved!

Enjoy! =)

Margaret Ann said...

So sweet! What a beautiful sky!

bubblemunch said...

Hi Steve, this reminds me of my childhood holidays on Filey Brig, North Yorkshire coast, looking for crabs. It works so well painted, the surf is brilliant. I enjoyed the sketch in black and white you posted in the same theme last month. A fantastic translation in to colour.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

Really charming and beautifully drawn.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Ah the joys of childhood captured forever here... what a great painting Steve.

Steve said...

What a refreshing picture. You caught a beautiful moment in time. I can feel the ocean and hear the children. I love the mood you created here.

Karen Blados said...

Foolish me for thinking the sketch was too good to top. Beautiful!

pippasporch said...

Hi Steve! Thank you for your response over at The Porch.

Well, your job sounds VERY creative to me!

And it makes me wonder if perhaps *ANY* job can be interpreted as creative to some level. I know being a PA calls for creativity as well ... perhaps I just don't always recognise it because of what I *want* to see as creativity.

Not drawing a line between everyday life & creativity, that might be the magic ingredient needed!

Powerful stuff you do ... and you are making me think about my own approach, too...

Thank you for your insights! =)

freebird said...

Very nice painting. I love the small waves; they look so real. People add so much to a painting.

rachelhoward said...

Love it - there's so much going on and you can't help following every child's line of sight to watch what's holding their concentration. And they're all concentrating so hard. Beautiful picture. :)

Iwona said...

Wow, that's a beautiful composition! I like the colours and the light that give the sense of nostalgia.

edgar cabrera said...

whao! this is really nice Stephen! What media and paper did you use?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh. This is stunning, Stephen. There is a real 'Englishness' (look, it's very late. I can't find the words I want to find) to your work. Excellent.

 
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