A Mixed Bag

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Art Diary
A Mixed Bag

As January comes to a close, many of us will sigh a breath of relief. The darkest month is almost over and the mornings are brighter, just! The evenings are starting to draw out. Those are two given things.

As for the weather , well, there is certainly nothing certain about that. We’ve had a bit of ¬†everything, from very mild, to the point that mother nature has got confused and all sorts of things are shooting up way too early. Wild winds and wet, window lashing storms to beautiful crisp , cold , sunny days.

All in all, a¬†good challenge to find inspiration in. How did I fare? Here’s a selection from this month.

Have a great day!

Have a great day from Woolacombe artist Steve PP.

“New Year’s Surfer”

This guy was upholding the annual tradition of the first surf of the year.

Watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Rain or Shine”

The indomitable spirit of the hardy beach goer never ceases to inspire me. Sandcastles in January, Woolacombe beach.

Watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Monumentous”

It certainly has been a spectacular week for big skies. The joys of January on the Devon coast.

Coastal Watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Elvis Has Left The Lineup”

A quick lunchtime surf for a Gulfstream aquanaut, with Lundy on the horizon.

A solo surfer walks the beach after a winter surf. Watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Putsborough Sunshine”

Down at the other end of the Bay on a sunny day, so peaceful!

Putsborough watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Dropping Tide, Croyde Bay”

The wind dropped, the clouds parted , time for a walk.

"Dropping Tide, Croyde Bay" watercolour painting from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.

“Spring Low Tide”

Nothing beats watching your buddy get a glassy peeler all the way to the beach.

"Spring Low Tide" surfers at Combesgate beach. Watercolour painting by Steve PP from his Woolacombe Art Gallery

“Morning Glass”

That quiet hour when the beach is empty and the sea is calm before the heat of the day stirs the breeze.

"Morning Glass" Woolacombe Bay watercolour painting, from the Woolacombe Art Gallery of Steve PP.