I have covered many miles walking over The South Downs and travelling to the coast.
I can now reap the rewards and concentrate on painting some of my favourite views and capturing memories.
One hot sunny day took me to the Downs at Lewes where I headed up to the Southerham nature reserve . It's a fabulous place filled with wildflowers that constantly change throughout the Summer.
|Souterham nature reserve to Mount Caburn|
A very inspiring area resulting in two paintings "Wild to the sky " and "Wild to the brow" (Sold)
|Acrylic paintings on canvas of the Lewes Downs in Smmer|
The arrival of the heatwave meant that some days were just far too hot for walking, especially up the steep slopes of the South Downs ! On these days my trips were to the coast. I've been watching the tide times this year so that I could catch low tide.
My quest has been to capture the reflections on the sea and wet sand....I wasn't dissapointed !
|Summer days on Cooden Beach in East Sussex|
The sea water was so hot and the sand glistened in the bright sunlight.
A mixture of sand and soft clay "rocks" where small shellfish dig in and make their home.
I couldn't have wished for a more perfect day....time to get painting...
|"Those Blue Sky Days" (Cooden Beach) Acrylic on canvas|
So many Summertime memories ! Now, where're my brushes .....see you soon ! :)