Sunday, 8 February 2009

Pavilion Posters, Whitby

My latest watercolour painting shows posters advertising the entertainment that could be enjoyed at the Whitby Pavilion. The painting was taken from a photograph that I took back in 2005. It was on a day visit to Whitby and it must have been late in the year as the dates on the posters are in November. I love Whitby (and other seaside towns) at this time of year. There aren't too many people around so your're not constantly having to fight your way through crowds. Everything seems more leisurely and you just seem to have more time to take in the atmosphere of the place.
Of course there isn't too much going on at this time of year, so performances at places like the pavilion are important social occasions.
And I just love old posters!!
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Amy Lilley Designs said...

Beautiful John...the beach in early November is a gift...and your printing, the letters are amazing...great control...I love seeing the UK thru your eyes...:)))

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

You get the sky right, the vegetation right, the paving stones right. My watercolors just look like someone spilled the water jar on the paper. Very nice.

Rita T. said...

Looks very realistic and the colors are really nice.

storybeader said...

yes, I love the look of old posters too. It's amazing that you can write with watercolors!

Unknown said...

Thanks Amy - yes I love going to the coast 'out of season'. The lettering does require a good brush and a steady hand!

Thanks Sharkbytes - watercolour does take a lot of practice, but I'm still capable of getting it dreadfully wrong!!

Thanks Rita.

Thanks Storybeader - my favourites are the old railway posters from the 40's and 50's.

David Western Lovespoons said...

Your colors are so beautiful, I get lost in looking at them. Really gorgeous, amazing, glorious work.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment, David.

Patrice said...

I'm impressed by how you take a simple - even mundane subject, and make it interesting, even lovely to see.

The world is a prettier place through your eyes.