Places I would like to be – Norfolk in the UK
This will be my last post of 2020 and it will be a year I am sure we will not look back on happily.
There have been many lows but some wonderful highs such as the achievement to create new vaccines so quickly and the care so many have shown to others in such troubled times.
My watercolours have been a wonderful visual journey to get me through these lockdown days and during the year I have painted well over one hundred watercolours of many places around the world as real travel has had to be replaced with fantasy journeys to places that we love or would like to go to.
To all of you who have taken the time to look at these posts, my grateful thanks, and I hope that as 2021 arrives we can all look forward with more optimism to a better world.
And so it was that over the holidays I was talking to a friend about Norfolk and it spurred me into action to do one of these “Places I would like to be” posts. I do plan to go there in 2021!!!
With travel a distant memory it would be good to be in Norfolk for it’s lovely countryside, coast, big skies and amazing sunsets. Not to mention the food and yes, Norfolk wine too!
So here are some watercolours painted over the past few years of Norfolk and they will help me and I hope you to reminisce about or if you don’t know the area to get on to your list!
Let’s start on the coast where the lovely beaches meet the sky
On the North coast lies the picturesque town of Balakeney famous as one the best places to try crab rolls and sandwiches. Blakeney is apopular harbour town with many boats and yachts moored there ready for the incoming tide.
Here is my watercolour of the harbour, a great place to sit and watch the world go by!
And one of some boats waiting for the tide
To the east of Blakeney is the pretty little town of Cley Next The Sea, with is equally famous windmill which has been the subject of paintings for over two hundred years.
Here is one of my watercolour but in the style of the very famous watercolourist, Edward Seago whose paintings of the British coast and Europe too are all really wonderful. I really admire his work done in the 20th Century.
And here is another of the Cley Windmill but in my more usual style
In 2019 I was lucky to go to a watercolour workshop held at The White House Hotel at Sussex farm, with Herman Pekel, a fantastic Australian watercolour painter and we painted around the Burnham Market area , a very pretty town and with great places to eat and drink too!
These are some of the watercolours I produced during that week with his help and guidance.
And lastly a dawn seascape at Sctby on the East coast of Norfolk
I am sorry this has been a long post but anyway I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of Norfolk and that you have a Very Happy 2021.
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Great post Brian. Your sentiments are spot on and I am sure echoed by everyone who reads your blog. Your paintings are superb as always.
Many thanks. I am sure you realise who triggered me to do this Norfolk post!
Dear Brian I love your post and all your beautiful watercolors. I wish I had more wall space and make one dedicated to just your paintings. You have been in my thoughts and prayers with all the lockdowns in England. I am not sure how close you are to London or to other areas that have been in more extreme lockdown. YOur paintings allow me to go back to England and see areas I have not seen before. I love your country. I have always felt a closeness to England and to the people who live there. Stay well and please do not feel bad about any long post they are loved!!Victoria
Many thanks. Victoria
I hope 2021 turns out to be a better one for you ,us and everybody
Thanks for you nice comments
It really makes posting such a pleasure
Happy New Year
Per usual, amazing artwork! Wishing you Yvonne a Healthy and Happy New Year! It’s got to be better than 2020. xoxo
Many thanks for your continued nice comment
Our very best wishes to you both
Happy New Year
Yvonne and Brian
These are beautiful! I love the ones you did at the workshop, especially the sunlight you got into the local houses painting!
Beautiful images of Norfolk