Manning’s Pit Afternoon Sun.

Acrylic painting of the evening sun on the fence at Manning’s Pit in North Devon.  Attempted to catch the bright sunlight cutting through the barbed wire fence at the bottom of the main field.  Photograph punches up the Titanium White a little too much but I’m quite pleased the the overall picture.  Not quite too sure whether the black or off white mount is best.  Al

Save Manning’s Pit!

A few pictures of a wonderful area close to where I live called Manning’s  Pit.  I live in a village called Pilton, North Devon.  Nearby is a wonderful stretch of water and woodland called Manning’s Pit.  This is under threat of development for a housing estate.  The people who intend this are property speculators, who like elsewhere, and have no sympathy for the local’s wishes.  We have grown up and played in these fields.  Our children have grown up and played in these fields and the area is a great community asset.  Please visit the Save Manning’s Pit page of Facebook and follow the directions to post a protest vote.  Please save Manning’s Pit!  Al

The Burrows.

img_2400From a photograph taken on a cold Autumn cycle ride along the Tarka Trail in North Devon.  This renovated cattle shed is on the Braunton Burrows nr Crow Point.  I’ve attempted to catch the afternoon’s dew left over from the morning and the partially frozen stream.  I’ve also left my camera’s light refraction in the painting.  For me it was the water that drew me to this image!  Al