Paint Out Norfolk 2020 – Day 6 (Wells-next-the-Sea)

Wells-next-the-Sea is an old favourite of mine, with its many distinctive features and so I was delighted that this was one of the options for our sixth day of plein air locations.

Susan Isaac - Measuring the Tide (Wells-next-the-Sea)By the time I’d arrived the sun was high and second breakfast was well overdue. I made for the foreshore near the Tide Recorder Station, hoping it would be a less populous place (considering the swelling number of tourists channelling into the area).

Wells-next-the-SeaI’m always struck by the curiousness of this crow’s nest of a shed – nautical and utilitarian. I settled into my main subject and was weighing up how to include the ebb and flow of people, when a couple arrived with folding chairs and solicitous grandson and blended perfectly into the composition. I loved the way their chair struts mirrored the braces on the weather station and the pleasure they clearly derived from sitting, drink in hand, watching the tide.

As I was finishing at about 2-30pm, my daughter Elsa and her five-week old son Oscar arrived – she fed and changed him as I finished up and we then went for a lovely late afternoon walk around the harbour.

About Susan Isaac

Contemporary Artist - painter and ceramic sculptor
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