|Worthing pier and the Dome cinema, West Sussex
We were very lucky as it turned out to be the best weather of the year, just perfect for photographing the views !
I have already painted the boats and colourful houses on west beach...
|"Bed, Breakfast and Boats" Acrylic on canvas
Both are very dominant on the seafront and each has it's own interesting history to it . (see links below)
I had thought about painting them separately but after a lot of umming and arhhing I have decided that they would make a better composition together.
To me they go hand in hand as they represent many many years of Worthing's seaside entertainment.
I also liked the empty deckchairs .....the best front seats waiting for the next show....
Work in progress
"Pier days and Matinees" Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
It's taken about 3 days to get to this point, with so many different textures and patterns involved it will be quite slow progress. Now that I've painted in most of the first layers of paint I can start building up the depth and detail.
.......Oh the detail! I spent 6 hours painting today, mostly on the buildings in the background. Because there is so much small detail it felt like I hadn't progressed very much. I'm glad that I'm taking photos as it means I can see how much I have achieved . There's still a lot to do but the small buildings are now half way there.....
|Making progress on the background detail
|Making progress on painting the foreground
Oh my! Another six hours of tiny detail ! It felt a bit never ending so I decided with stubborn determination to just keep painting...finally I got there! ......
|"Pier days and Matinees" (Worthing, Sussex) Acrylic on canvas
Interesting links : The Dome Cinema http://www.worthingdome.com/history.html
Worthing pier http://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/worthing-pier/#history