English Channel Paintings

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English Channel Sunrise

My sister rented a house in St Margaret’s Bay, Kent at the end of last week* and invited me too. I’d never been before and it was a wonderful surprise. It’s between Deal and Dover and great for walking along the cliffs, and there’s a nice pebbly beach too in the bay.

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Ferries & Cliffs

It’s the closest point to France in the UK and it’s where cross channel swimmers take the plunge.

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Ferries To Dover & To Calais

There’s lots of chalk in the sea floor and it makes the colour of the sea very turquoise.
The light changes all the time too.

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Ferry At Sunrise

Noel Coward had a house on the beach and Ian Fleming was his neighbour.

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Ferry To Calais

I did lots of paintings of the sea in my sketchbooks and here is a selection.

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La Manche Sunrise

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Rain Clouds & Ferry

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Russian War Fleet In Dover Straits

On Friday we saw the Russian fleet passing by en route, rather tragically, to Syria.
I could see the plume of black smoke from their ancient aircraft carrier for miles before it came close.
I’m hoping it will sink before it arrives.

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Ships & Ferry, Early Morning

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Ships & White Clouds

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Ships On A Striped Sea

Christopher Corr / The Rowley Gallery

*This post arrived in mid-October. Apologies for the delay. This is not a news channel.

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One Response to English Channel Paintings

  1. Hank says:

    At this point I wish it were a news channel. I would rather the news were from the two Christophers instead of elsewhere.
    Hank from Kansas

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