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Milford on Sea, Hampshire

 

Just to the south of Ringwood lies Milford on Sea milford on seawhich is a great place to walk and admire the distant views of the Isle of Wight which is at its closest hereabouts. The cliffs are fragile but the local beach hut owners know how to enjoy their beach which is delightfully  uncommercialised.

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Low tide at St Ives

St Ives low tideThe sun shone and the wind was light – a typical low tide day at St Ives harbour beach.

The light gives a greenish tinge to the shallow water and everyone seemed to be relaxed.

I had to paint this calm scene, as a departure from my normal like of pounding waves and dramatic coasts.

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Ibsley Bridge

avon bridgeIt was a lovely day without too much wind so I decided to cycle down to the bridge at Ibsley over the river Avon and try some watercolour painting en plein air.

I sat next to the river which flowed deep and clear with long waving water weeds and the swans cruising around.

I have often admired this bridge built with dressed Purbeck Stone in the late 1700s, upgraded in the 1930s and is grade II listed.

 

 

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High Halstow Station c.1960

As a boy living in High Halstow Kent, I remember that one of the main exciting events during our day was the occasional steam train passing throught the outskirts of the village from either Gravesend or Allhallows. My brother and I would sometimes run down to either the village station or to the next bridge over the line on the road to Hoo, when we could all see it passing under our feet and covering us with smoke soot and cinders.

So I painted it: –

H Class High Halstow

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