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 .
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
ive just completed several small seascapes using driftwood that i collected back in 2019 from Felixstowe beach. This wood had been laying in my shed ever since totally drying out . Now completed they are in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart , or in my ebay shop ,junnyald is my ebay name . What dyou reck? driftwood is never easy to work with and sometimes has grains of sand embedded in it which blunts my knife blade.
finding a suitable piece of driftwood was the start.i needed a good solid piece with no holes , i wont bore you with the detail of how i made it, the pics say it all.The sea driftwood i chose had been laying in my shed over 2 years,iv learnt it takes that long to totally dry out [ had been out in the sea years praps decades totally salt water immersed]and its now finished and on sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
I have made these sailboat wind mobiles using driftwood etc that i collected on Felixstowe beach. Each one can swing turn on a breeze as it has a swivel hook at the top.These are home decor art items ,now on sale in my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . What dyou think?
few years ago i went metal detecting at Shingle Street , few peeps go there doing that and i later found out why. For starters its always been a lonely spot with not much obvious history,although it was used by the Raf as a target range in ww2 which made me curious . Anyhow i found little there until i struck on a strange brass object just below the surface,it was about the size of a cotton reel. I never went back to Shingle street because i later found out that brass object was the striker button from a landmine! More recently i painted this scene of peeps at Shingle street,its in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
After buying some of my art peeps have left me very kind and lovely reviews. This has encouraged me to make more art / i make a mix of driftwood art and acrylic paintings mostly with a beach theme. I live 100 metres from Felixstowe beach so i guess thats not a suprise . Walking on the beach theres occasionally driftwood on the tideline and i sometimes pick it up and later ,after its been cleaned and dried [takes 2 years] i make something with it . Ive been selling my art a few places,ebay and etsy and also to personal friends . Get great satisfaction from that of course http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
made these necklaces using stones collected by me at Aldeburgh beach. Aldeburgh is a small beach town on the Suffolk coast it nestles behingd a shingle beach. When the beads on the necklace touch the hag stone it makes a noise very like when the waves crash onto Aldeburgh shingle beach. Hag stones have a sea worn hole running right thru them, they bring Good Luck! and im selling them in my ebay shop .What dyou reck? i hope you have a nice day!
decided id use up some pieces of driftwood on this,it works/spins suprisingly well. I was inspired by seagulls wheeling about on the beach , Getting the balance was the hardest part. whoever buys it just needs to hang it up near a window or door so that it catches the breeze then it turns endlessly . its now in my etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart