Poking around at Bawdsey beach -and painting the scene

Theres always something to see on Bawdsey beach in Suffolk,- its littered with ageing sea defence and lookout posts crumbling into the sea. I like to go walk there once or twice each year and recently decided to make 2 art pieces depicting the scene. These are now over in my Etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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painting a ciggie case

Decided to paint a local scene of a windsurfer off the Felixstowe beach. this case is shiny chromed steel and my main worry was that i wasnt sure whether paint would stick to well to it. i neednt have worried ,acrylic paint stuck to it like shit to a blanket,haha. once it had dried i added 2 coats of clear varnish as a protector and im pleased with the end result. later put it in my etsy shop for sale, http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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driftwood cabinet overview

made this using sea driftwood that i collected after a big storm a few years ago on Felixstowe beach. This cabinet used up pretty much everything i collected that day . Driftwood has a strange feel to it,its kinda rough to the touch and has a real mystery about it ,The middle door section reminds me of a face dont you think? the cabinet will look cool in a bathroom with a beach theme,add a few seashells and youre now on the beach! you can look at my cabinet closer in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart iv several different cabinets all have a different style depending on the driftwood.

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Clacton on sea -painting the scene

Seaside town of Clacton in Essex holds many great memories for me, especially the beach-It seems a timeless place of days out,sandshoes,kids shrieking on the pier rides,swimming in the sea -which all can be refreshing!. I had wanted to paint the scene for ages and finally got to it recently. I then repurposed a vintage picture frame by spray painting it 1970 Ford light blue-i remember seeing an early Ford Cortina Mk3 in this shade and that all seemed appropriate to Clacton beach. What dyou reck? Its now in my Etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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riding bikes at Pembrey beach

beach runs for miles at Pembrey ,you stop when it becomes a target range by RAF planes.The rolling welsh hills surround it . Using acrylics i painted the scene and then framed it up under glass with a vintage wood frame. its now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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crabbing at Walberswick

crabbing-,catching small shore crabs is a popular Summertime pastime in the tidal creek at Walberswick in Suffolk.The crabs are always released when you decided to leave , most peeps use bacon in a net to catch them. I painted this scene using acrylic paints over a board base and will frame it up under glass .

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seabird inspirations

at Felixstowe beach the seabirds make me smile, they come close and run about in a funny manner.I decided to make this 2 art plaques using driftwood, pebbles and bakers twine to remind me of the birds there.What dyou reck? its now in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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painting the sky over the River Deben

id got the idea to paint this scene after going for a long walk along the river bank between Martlesham and Woodbridge in Suffolk . Sun was out and it was one of those “almost Spring ” type of days and the clouds were coasting along overhead . The riverside paths were muddy and slippy they wont dry out for weeks with all the rain we have had .Out in the river a yacht was moored up but i didnt see anybody on it .

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mersea island,Essex …. beach walking

Walking the islands beaches you can see all sorts of stuff poking up out of the sand,such as pieces of long gone jetty and rusty metal hoops . You pause briefly to look and then carry on with your walk . This makes for an interesting walk. iv tried to capture a typical scene there in this painting. What dyou think? its now framed up and is in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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making a box from sea driftwood at Felixstowe

i gathered a stash of driftwood after a big storm at the beach.After letting it dry for 2 years in my shed i selected a few pieces to make this wee box , its screwed together and now on sale in my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/925221462/driftwood-box-hag-stone-good-luck-other?ref=shop_home_active_38&frs=1

what dyou think? iv several items iv made using very old sea driftwood,the mystery of driftwood is real-when you touch it you will know what i mean. Have a nice day…from jonny

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