Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Deserted Mooring, Walberswick.

Deserted Mooring, Walberswick
Artist quality watercolours on watercolour paper
8 1/4" x 11 3/4"

This latest watercolour was painted from photos and sketches taken on a visit a couple of years ago to Walberswick. We were visiting the Suffolk coastal town of Southwold and decided to stop off at Walberswick, a village just a few minutes down the coast. It had a lovely beach, not many people around and we found some wonderful old fishermens' huts and a variety of old and new boats as we walked from the beach, along the River Blyth. That's were I saw these rather rickety old mooring posts.

25 comments:

One Creative Queen said...

Oh John, this makes me feel like I'm actually there! I can almost feel the wood and taste the air. It's beautiful - and I stand behind my previous statements of my willingness to give my legs for the talent you have in your little finger. You're awesome!! Thank you for sharing your work with the world - it gives me something to aspire to. xx

Patrice said...

It's yummy... I love the subtle colors...

magicmyst said...

I lovew this piece John. The colors are subtle but at the same timer rich and full of life. Stunning! Kay

storybeader said...

oh, I love the wood and the water. So soft! Wish I was there!

justmichelle54 said...

Your work is wonderful. It's so realistic. We are happy to have you as a part of Artfire.

Michelle
Customer Relations
artfire.com

On a Whimsey said...

Yes, you can taste the salt and hear the coastal sounds... love this painting!

Amel's Realm said...

WOW...I agree with One Creative Queen. I feel like I'm staring at the exact same location. Incredible! Sublime!!!!! And best of all, I feel PEACE when I look at this painting. Mmmmm...THANK YOU!!!

Gregorio said...

John you really have a great way with water colors.Your paintings are beautiful and this one is captivating to me.I can put myself in this point of view just looking into the water and feeling very calm.

ArtyJohn said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

Campbell Jane said...

Nice! Makes me want to jump right in or sit a spell in that spot!

One Creative Queen said...

John, I am so sorry for taking so long to post this - but I received the incredible print you sent. I want to send you sincere thanks. It is even more stunning in person. The frame I have it in doesn't do it justice, so I'm on the hunt for a better one.

It hangs above my desk and every time I look at it, inspiration washes over me. I could get lost in it! I am honored to own such an incredible piece - and I sincerely appreciate your kindness. Awesome!

Thank you so much,
Katherine xx

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful John!

I hope things are going better for you now.

Svetlana Mamedova said...

I love the sunshine reflected in the water - that's a hard one!

Angel said...

Your work is always so beautiful and soothing. I always love visiting your blog and finally wanted to stop by and tell you so.
Take care:)

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, it's been a while since you update this blog. Just wondering where you are...hope you're doing fine no matter what. Looking forward to seeing your new batches of artwork. :-D

Marian Fortunati said...

Just checking on you John..
Be well.

Kathy said...

The colors are especially lovely, John. Hope your job search is going well!

Sharkbytes said...

I like this one a lot!

Marian Fortunati said...

Miss you, John.

ArtyJohn said...

Hi Marian and everyone who has contacted me recently. Haven't posted for a while because I have, at last, got a job!!!!! so quite tired when I get home. I have been painting and will at some point get round to posting them.

Marian Fortunati said...

Glad things are picking up... We'll look forward to hearing from you when you are ready.

Liz said...

Your work is wonderful. Your details and colors are so delightful.

One Creative Queen said...

Congrats on getting a job, John! I'm thrilled you've secured employment - but bummed you don't have as much time to paint and show us your wonderful work. I suppose I can wait...since I don't have a choice. ;) I really hope work is going well - post an update on how you are, when you have a chance. The blog world isn't the same without you!

(PS - Did you decide to stop with EC? Curious because I don't see your widget. Doesn't matter - I'll visit either way, just wondering if your job forced you to stop.) :) xx

ArtyJohn said...

The job's going fine thanks. I am still painting though not as much as I was and I will be posting again in the next day or so.
As for EC, I'm afraid I got erm... evicted, as I hadn't done any posts for some time - fair enough!! Not too bothered about that.
I will be concentrating on this blog and closing down the other two I started as there's no way I'd be able to keep all three going.

Liana Yarckin said...

your work is beautiful, but, i absolutely love this one!