Rye Harbour II 17cm x 22cm Acrylic on BoardThis is the second of six paintings of the channel markers near Rye Harbour, looking from the east, across the river, towards Winchelsea Beach and Pett Level. I have always like this area, it is empty, almost desolate, with the meandering River Rother canalised into a straight line. The colours and the slightly DIY look of the port and starboard markers appealed to me.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Rye Harbour I 17cm x 22cm Acrylic on Board
I had been visiting Rye Harbour for about six years before I decided to paint one of its channel markers. While I was working on it I had this quote running round my head:
"I have learned two or three things in my years of experience...One is, never paint a blue sky. Why, because it looks like the devil, that's all." - Winslow Homer.