Friday, 1 August 2014

Painting Brighton beach. Part 2

Brighton beach,fresh fish and West Pier
Just a pebbles throw away from the Carousel on Brighton beach  is the Fishermen's museum and kiosks selling fresh fish and various sea foods.
I spent some time here watching a man bravely feeding bread to the seagulls. They're quite alarming when swooping down for food but it was a good photo opportunity !
The view out to sea is dominated by the rusty ruins of the old West Pier that closed in 1975. It has since suffered from collapse, fire and storms leaving little but memories of times gone by.
It's now just an over sized perch for the seagulls .
I thought I would include it in my second Brighton beach painting before it disappears forever !
Sadly whilst painting it I heard news of a fire on Eastbourne's Pier 40 miles along the coast. It all seems such a shame, another part of our coastal heritage in ruins  .
Fire on Eastbourne pier, July 2014
So my painting seems very poignant at this time....


                                               "Flight to West pier"
Painting the view towards West pier at Brighton

                                     
                                Painting Brighton Beach part 1