beach is a creepy place at night. Boats loom out of the darkness like silent sea monsters with evil intent . Why are you here??? iv been on the beach at night and painting boats ,what dyou reck? theyre now framed up and in my etsy shop in the “paintings” section http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
Bawdsey beach has almost gone now.The sea level is rising and its sucked off all the sand and left the bedrock surface.Decided id paint the scene its devastating but has a beauty of its own,a moonscape surface . What dyou think? i used tissue papers and a mix of tempera [egg] paint to create the moonscape pitted surface on my painting and its now in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
this driftwood mobile rotates in a breeze.What im thinking is that if you hang it from a hook or nail in a bathroom near an opening window it will turn in a slight breeze and catch the eye .What dyou think? The peeps are happy 1 of them is waving and you can keep it yourself or give it to a friend its on sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
this wee piece has a great texture,it has small pieces of sand trapped into the driftwood structure of the boat,touch it feels great ! i think itd look nice in a bathroom that has a beach theme. What dyou reck? its now in my Etsy shop you can buy it for yourself or give it to a friend,its really a 1 off piece too. Have a nice day ! is what its saying http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
heres some close up of sea driftwood i collected after a big storm in 2019 .What does it tell you? to me it says it was in the sea a very long time. Was it bobbing about many miles offshore for years? or maybe on the seabed? waiting for a storm to churn it up and then the waves carry it to the shore? id like to hear other theories . i sometimes make art with this wood but only after its been cleaned and dried thoroughly at least 1 year usually 2 years . some of my art is in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
boat people are often in the news in my area . People making there way here in all manner of boats to England .Some make it in quietly with just a boat left on a beach the only evidence they ever arrived.Others get intercepted on the journey.
Decided id make a series of wind mobile boats/peeps using sea driftwood. This wood made its own journey from who knows where to finally wash up on the beach. i also carved the peeps from wood .What dyou think of them ? Theyre now in my Etsy shop for sale ,hang them from a nail /hookand the breeze will slowly turn them and catch the eye,make you think of their journey . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
Something VERY satisfying about picking up driftwood. Its the mystery of it,where did it come from / where did it start out at/how long was its journey ?.You can look closely at it,the knotches,the cracks [sometimes stones are trapped ] sometimes a few flecks of paint tell that it was once part of a house but you can never find out where was that -possibly in another country even… anyhoo i collect driftwood on my local beach and set it to dry in a box for at least a year before i touch it again.I sometimes feel it should go back to the sea in which case i throw it back in.Sometimes i make something from it if i get an idea in my head . Sometimes i put them in my etsy shop for sale if someone buys it can go to another world and the journey has continued.
the beach here is a series of long shingle ridges that depending on the tide can sometimes be quite steep. Peeps sit on the shingle ridges and gaze at the sea just as this girl is . .Offshore you can sometimes see a ship on the horizon but for the most part its an empty sea as far as the eye can see . This was my inspiration to paint this original acrylic painting , what dyou think? its now in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
i made these 2 little boats using sea driftwood and woven straw . actually carved the little passengers from wood too. Then i took them back down to the beach,its where they had their origins , where they started life so to speak.This was important to me . What dyou reck? theyre now both for sale in my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Theres something about the sea,its very mysterious, from the shore you can look out and never know what lies below the waves , sometimes if theres a storm driftwood washes up here and you can pick it up and immediately feel the mystery