Monday, 25 April 2011

Rye Harbour II

Rye Harbour II   17cm x 22cm   Acrylic on Board

This is the second of six paintings of the channel markers near Rye Harbour, looking from the east, across the river, towards Winchelsea Beach and Pett Level. I have always like this area, it is empty, almost desolate, with the meandering River Rother canalised into a straight line. The colours and the slightly DIY look of the port and starboard markers appealed to me.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Rye Harbour I

Rye Harbour I   17cm x 22cm   Acrylic on Board

I had been visiting Rye Harbour for about six years before I decided to paint one of its channel markers. While I was working on it I had this quote running round my head:

"I have learned two or three things in my years of experience...One is, never paint a blue sky. Why, because it looks like the devil, that's all." - Winslow Homer.