Martello Tower, Shingle Street, Suffolk.

martello tower & cottages,shingle st p&w sml

Lovely painting David the sky is excellent

Excellent painting David

Thank you all for those compliments, glad you like it.

Very good David. I did a sketch of a similar tower whilst on holiday in Majorca (do you remember those happy days when we could?) Apparently we copied the design from an enemy tower, which defied the might of the British navy for some time. The round construction deflected the cannonballs, until the explosive shell was designed.

Thanks for that, Stephen. Yes, I've spent many happy weeks in Majorca but have no burning desire to return to the cattle market of airport terminals yet. There are still a dozen Martello towers on the East Anglian coast, some of them now holiday homes.

A lovely area and a lovely sketch.

Thank you, David. Yes, Shingle Street is a hidden coastal gem worth seeking out.

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.Just spent a stormy weekend sorting old holiday sketches and found this one I’d forgotten I liked.

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David Whitehead

I have always loved the British landscape – walking in it, photographing it and now, since early retirement, painting it in watercolour. I prefer to paint in the field and have experienced all the difficulties the British weather can present to a painter, from the sun drying the paint on the…

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