Archive for January, 2013

Whitby Beach Huts at Sunset

Posted in iPad painting using Brushes with tags , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by belfastdavid


When you stand in Whitby and look out to sea you are, by a quirk of the coastline looking north, rather than east which you might expect.

The result of this is that around midsummer the sun both rises from and sets in the sea.

I have spent many happy hours either on the top or on the promenade by the beach huts watching sunsets.

It is an activity I never tire of.

And now I will be able to see it by looking at a painting on my wallย  ๐Ÿ™‚




Posted in Poetry with tags on January 23, 2013 by belfastdavid

I look from out my window
at footprints in the snow;
birds, several, in and out
from underneath a bush,

a solitary cat
which clearly paused
to have a look,
never close enough to pounce.

The search for food goes on
irrelevant of weather:
my bird feeder is too high
for the cat to ever reach.

Places where the Magic is

Posted in iPad painting using Brushes with tags , , , , on January 10, 2013 by belfastdavid

These two paintings are of places which I visited and described, in words, in my book ‘First I Dreamt the Journey’.

Neither painting turned out quite the way I had anticipated when I started. Paintings seem to do that on me – somewhere along the line they take on a life of their own and I just have to go along with the flow. After all, I am making a painting, not taking a photograph!!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


Fairy Dell

If you turn to your left as you step into the painting you will see a path.
It leads down to the stream which runs along the bottom of the dell.
That is where the fairies are.ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Dark Hedges


If you ever visit Northern Ireland be sure to put this place on you ‘must see’ list.
The beech trees are over 300 years old so I guess they will not be there for ever.
Although they have been there, like this, throughout my life time.