We have just had two nights on the Suffolk coast to enable us to go to a close friend’s birthday lunch celebrations. A very long way for a short visit, but a delightful occasion. On the morning of the party we slipped down to the beach after breakfast for a quick walk and watched these fishermen getting their boat in and back up the shingle bank. The sun was shining very low and brightly across the sea making for very dramatic light and which completely silhouetted the figures. I couldn’t resist trying to paint the scene when I got home to put in my journal.
This area is part of the Suffolk Coastal Path which follows the coast for 50 miles from Lowestoft to Felixstowe through a seaside delight of sand, shingle, broads, marshes, and dunes. The path is blessed with an abundance of birdlife and wildflowers.
I took quite a few photos of the beach scenes and beached boats so you may get more “seaside” paintings in due course. . . . . . plenty of inspiration. . . . .