Two of my most memorable and productive painting trips have been to Norfolk. I have really felt as though I have been following in the footsteps of one of my painting heroes, Edward Seago. On the last trip which was 10 years ago, we stayed at Burnham Every Staithe. I would usually rise early to paint by the creek and do two paintings. One would be on a block, the other in my sketchbook. . I’d switch from one to the other as the paint was drying. On one of the afternoons we went to Heacham which is known for its Lavender Fields.
I’ve always wanted to paint Lavender Fields ever since an artist friend showed me his pastels of Lavender Fields in Provence. I remember seeing a suitable field near Heacham. I positioned myself to do a couple of paintings, looking into the late afternoon sunlight. Shafts of sunlight were sparkling on the distant sea, breaking through the cloudy sky.
Once again, I adopted my trusted formula of alternating between my 12″ x 9″ Arches watercolour Block and my sketchbook from Italy. It wasn’t too long before I had a great record of the scene before me.
The 12″ x 9″ watercolour is available for just £200 as I am supporting the Artist support pledge. You can read more about this in some of my more recent blog posts.
At the time of writing this post, I’ve sold 4 small original watercolour paintings. The next sale will enable me to buy a painting for £200 that will help to support another artist as part of the Artist Support Pledge.