Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Allotment Bonfire, from Beer Head

Oil on Board, 7.5 x 10 inches

The last but one painting for my Beer exhibition in November this, with an angle I've not tackled before. It's a great view from Common Lane on Beer Head, with the allotments all along the road, but of course I had to get that smashing bonfire in, just lit by one of the residents, burning some cardboard in an incinerator barrel. I spent a fair bit of time painting the chalk cliff and distant cliffs at Seaton, and all those beach huts down below, but I couldn't wait to paint the fire itself, with that glorious flash of orange and attendant thin pall of blue smoke...ooh la la!

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