Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Playa Honda Lanzarote

Landscape Watercolour of Lanzarote, 15" x 11" on Saunders Waterford Rough Paper 140 lbs

Playa Honda is situated right next to Lanzarote's Airport, but it's actually quite a quiet place.  Along the sea front runs a winding promenade and an unspoiled mainly sandy beach.  Half way along is a small group of what I guess are fairly old local buildings right on the beach and some weathered boats tethered to the railings.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Bristol Waterfront 1

Landscape Watercolour of Bristol, 15" x 11" on Saunders Waterford Rough Paper 140 lbs

A subject closer to my home and the Bristol waterfront area.  This was once about 30 years ago, more like an inner city dockland area - somewhere you would definitely avoid at night.  Now it's been very well developed with waterfront apartment blocks and many bars and restaurants, popular at nights and weekends.  This painting was based on a photo taken after the annual harbour festival when the whole area takes on the feel of a marina with all different sizes of boats and yachts.  I suppose the main challenge of the subject was to simplify it with the many lines and background detail that was there.