|Worthing pier, Sussex
The most frustrating thing is that we've had some wonderful sunny weather and I've not been well enough to venture out.
I am feeling better today and have decided to head back to last Summer when we visited Worthing .
I keep finding myself drawn to different and interesting types of architecture. Brighton pier is dominated by the Victorian curls and twirls . In contrast Worthing pier is full of curves and Art Deco influences.
The Southern Pavilion at the end of the pier has recently been refurbished and looks rather splendid!
|The Southern Pavilion on Worthing Pier
|The Art Deco clock on Worthing Pier
This is the part of the pier that will be the main subject of my painting.
It's here in the sunshine where you can sit and watch the seagulls swoop and fly by as they eagerly watch and wait for the fishermen to bring in their catch.
Work in progress "Flying Time" Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
|Sketching in the composition
Alas not much progress today though. I have put in the first layer of the sea and started a few bits here and there....
|Waiting for the sea to dry!
Lots of progress building up the layers of paint and making a start on other areas of the composition. I've even added some of the finer detail...
|Starting to build up the composition
I had a break from it over the weekend to catch up with the boring things like housework. I can't paint if there are things to be done so a good blitz around the house leaves the coming week clear to crack on.
The composition will gradually start to come to life from now on as the finer detail is added .
|Adding more depth to the colours and starting to define the smaller parts
In the mean time I have sold another painting. The man in the Post Office is now greeting me with
"You again?" :) Life is good.
|Completing the left hand side of the background
"Flying Time" (Sold)
Acrylic on canvas 24"x 18"
|"Flying Time" Painting of Worthing pier, Sussex