paintings at Felixstowe beach in December 2021

i had found these 2 pieces of limestone and decided to paint little merman and mermaid on them.these are now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart .Although i had found the stones inland i decided to take them down to the local beach for this photo.The real ocean connection! Hope you are having happy days !

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sea metal from the beach.

A few years ago i collected a stash of metal while metal detecting local beaches.I kept it as i found the pieces interesting. Much of it is little aluminium bits and bobs. Recently i have been using them in my artwork by working the metal into little ships.These iv been setting in resin in driftwood that iv also collected from the beach. Some of these are now in my ebay shop http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald

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sleepy hamlet just outside of Bodo

i decided to paint this onto a cotton bag using fabric paints and am pleased with how it turned out.Fabric paints are not so easy to use as acrylic paints but they stick like shit to a blanket! i actually bought my fabric paints from a friend who no longer had any use for them . this bag is now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart and iv a few others in my ebay shop too http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/junnyald .Hope you are having happy days!

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my fave ride was Skyjets

as a kid i loved the skyjets ride – i pulled a lever and with a hiss the jet lifted up . im remember it was powered upwardly below the arms by compressed air ram cylinders . i THINK it was at Great Yarmouth that i first went on the skyjets tho it was quite a common ride back in the days .Ive made this seaside ride [and the “air cylinders” are below each arm ] using sea driftwood/sea shells and other items i collected on the tideline on my local beach.Soon enough it will be for sale in my etsy shop.Hope you are having happy days!

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erosion/houses lost/memories of North of Southwold

a desolate beach

between Southwold and Covehithe the beach is very wild,several driftwood trees litter the beach and other relics

I have painted these 2 paintings after getting inspired on the beach north of Southwold in Suffolk. The sea has really eaten into the land there,several houses have been lost to the waves and i get a weird feeling whenever i am walking that beach .Several driftwood trees litter the beach .

A decade ago i metal detected the beach there ,its littered with aluminium melted blobs [from bonfires] that probably were once behind the houses . I found a Ford Fiesta Mk1 door handle in the sand,im old enough to remember that those handles often broke/failed back in the 1970s! Also found some live .303 ammo dating back to WW2 .My paintings are now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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the easel cometh

a tripod art easel-this came my way via my nephew Jake,he had been given this when he took art lessons as a 6yr old-however since then it had sat unused till he recently offered it to me .It made its way to me via France and i really love it! id been using my home made lash up drawing table but this is next level. i think its made of beech wood .

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a sea driftwood frame

i made this recently using several pieces of sea worn driftwood that i collected on Felixstowe beach. I believe that some of the driftwood that lands here has its origins in one of the many shipwrecks that lay in the sand offshore . Now this 6×4 frame is for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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sea surfer

i made this using a piece of sea metal and driftwood i collected from the tideline of my local beach.I am really pleased with how it turned out -what dyou think? its now for sale in my etsy shop along with other art that iv made http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart .

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stone age art piece

i found this stone age cutting tool on the beach, its a flint stone that 1000s of years ago had been worked into a useful sharp edge. Once i got it home i looked at it and decided to add 2 small seashells to give it eyes and a “face”

Later i put it up for sale in my etsy shop,its defo a 1 off piece of art from 1000s of years ago! http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

check it out

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making a mermaids cabinet

sea driftwood cabinet

from my stash of sea driftwood i decided to make this bathroom cabinet. Looking over the very sea worn wood i sensed it had got real history.I once read that well over 100 ships and boats were shipwrecked off this coast over the centuries.Many still lay in the sand on the seabed. At Felixstowe driftwood only arrives after big storms,theres nothing much in between.This got me thinking could be some of the driftwood has its origins in a shipwreck? We can never know for sure…. this cabinet is on sale [along with others] in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart i think they look great in a mermaids bathroom

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