Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Last Outpost.... a seaside painting.

Good morning Friends,

I saw a cobbled wall, a crumbling sandcastle, with a plastic flag stuck in it, with beach huts beyond.
It struck me that if I painted the beach huts as red, white and blue, there we would have the colours of the Union Jack. The Three Lions flag harks back to Richard the Lionheart, who first used it on his Great Seal.

I could imagine a child playing with their sandcastle, repelling all invaders, saving their own country - hence naming the painting:

The Last Outpost


Painted with Winsor & Newton paints, on Saunders Waterford 140 Rough Paper - a quarter sheet.


  1. Very Poignant! So happy to be visiting with you again! (I am going crazy with google+)

    1. Thanks, Ann! Nice to see you again. I am resisting G+ for as long as possible!

  2. Love your painting Pat and the reasoning behind the colours. Oh, and G+ confuses me, so I'm not going there, lol.

  3. A lovely painting with so much symbolism. great.

  4. I really like it and seeing as how sandcastles are something that I won't be seeing for quite some time in these parts I'm really enjoying this one. I also love the red white and blue huts

  5. Great colors! So cheerful… appropriate for the beach! :-)

  6. Wonderful! Everything about it! The colorful huts with their shadows, the tufts of grass, that sandcastle, just everything! ♥♥

  7. Brilliant Pat!
    I love the red, white and blue! :0)

  8. Pat, this is outstanding! Colors are vibrant . !

  9. Hi, Pat, beautiful painting and a tightened up writing -- nice! You have good eye to give a scene the meaning. Keep up!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  10. It's great, Pat! I love the standard in the sand castle with Richard the Lion-Heart's emblem!! :)
    Kathryn XX

  11. Pat - such a delightful painting...the colors are so eye catching. Love the title you chose too. Thanks for sharing.


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