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The stone boat ( the ‘amis reunie’) is a replica of a trading ketch which was destroyed in the estuary some time ago. It’s a great symbol for the allegory that was The Prisoner – filmed in the sixties. It sits calmly outside the Hotel below the Italianate village, but has nowhere it can go to.

Portmeirion-with-stone-boat

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The pictures are all in place, the Private View has passed off very successfully and the paintings are selling well. It’s very satisfying to see red dots appearing!HWGdisplay

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A perfect day for the seaside – sunny, warm with a light breeze and most of the summer crowds have left. There was a man with a hefty camera kit with all the fine lens and paraphernalia and a lady with a little dog (and a copy of Chekhov?).

Brighton-seaspray

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Now that Autumn’s here (yes all the signs say it is) it’s time to fit in some trips to the seaside with the rest of London for company! How the pier copes is quite a mystery. And in the Pavilion all the visitors scarcely look up from their audio tours to view the wonders around…..

Brighton-Pier

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I liked this view of the Dorset coast for its contours and the chalky whiteness of the cliffs. I also wanted to work with a limited palette rather than capture the sunshine of the summer, now disappeared.

Coastal-bay

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Come the spring and summer (when?) it would be good to revisit the coast. The first picture shows a Dorset cove.

coast

The second is from a quiet corner on the Isle of Wight. Although only 26 miles across there are 13 blue flag beaches. And although the island’s interior is quite built up there are lovely walks along the coast and it’s a great place to paint, especially¬† seascapes, of course…

Isle-of-Wight

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