Burnham Painting


Image size: 225 x 300 mm

An Original Watercolour Painting of Burnham overy Staithe, Early Morming.

This was inspired by many “en plein air” studies painted on location at low tide.

Size 12″ x  9″

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Burnham overy Staithe

Burnham Paintings for Sale including an original watercolour of Burnham overy Staithe, early Morning. I have written in my Artist Blog

about my experience and delights of Painting in Norfolk, here you can see some illustrations and sketches of Burham Paintings for Sale.

Burnham-on-Sea is a large seaside town in Somerset, England, at the mouth of the River Parrett, upon Bridgwater Bay

One of the greatest thrills for me as an artist is to have a painting trip where I can paint a variety of subjects on location. My last two trips to Norfolk have been exactly that. When Painting in Norfolk the subjects range from the estuary at Burnham Overy Staithe to the lavender fields at Heacham. Choose Burham Paintings for Sale from www.alanreed.com

My preference is to paint early morning to capture the light rising.  I arose on the first morning to be greeted with a rather dull, flat mist. However I pressed on and decided to tackle the buildings and boats overlooking the estuary. The scene came to life when a lady decided to take her boat out on the right hand side of the study which provided some added interest.


This harbour scene at Wells-next-the-sea was very complex. I left the cottage early morning to capture the sun rising over the harbour. I decided to tackle this sailing vessel berthed by the harbour wall. The boats on the right provided a sense of scale to the composition as well as some extra interest. The multiple rigging by the main masts was indicated by a few brush strokes.

Most of the lavender had been harvested by the end of July, but I managed to find a particular field looking into the afternoon sunlight. The sun was reflecting off the sea in the background and kept bursting out of the clouds. A few deft flicks with my brush whilst the watercolour paint was still wet helped to suggest the rays of sunlight.

Painting in Norfolk has been a sheer joy for me. I have another four sketchbook paintings from the same trip which I’ll show you another time. See my collection of Norfolk Paintings and Prints and choose Burnham Paintings for Sale.

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Dimensions 300 × 225 cm

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