Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Following hot on the heels of 'Whitstabubble' came another retro-style seaside postcard, 'Winderful Whitstable'. The idea came from the Thames estuary windfarms built a mile or two out to sea a few years back (just visible oon the horizon)and the pose is firmly and unashamedly non-PC style! There's little point in trying to resurrect the lost art form of British 'Saucy seaside post cards' made famous by the likes of Donald McGill if you are going to be answerable to the PC brigade.
The final watercolour original, painted last summer on Langton Rough 300gsm paper. Note the inclusion of the winkle little shell, a nod to the 'Crab & Winkle' railway line that Whitstable is famous for. It was the first passenger railway that ran from inland Canterbury to the coastal town. The line has since gone, but a lovely bicycle route exists in its place at least. This is available as a postcard in Whitstable, outlets listed on the right.