WIN a watercolour of wonderful Wivenhoe
PUBLISHED: 15:45 02 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:45 02 January 2020
James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of the county with a visit to Fingringhoe, although more distance views of Wivenhoe also catch his eye
Apart from the picturesque village with the beautiful church that takes centre stage, two more 'must see' locations in this part of Essex are the nature reserve on the Colne and just along the river, the superb view of Wivenhoe.
The bow-fronted windows of many of the buildings nestle gracefully along the quay with, again, the church enjoying centre stage.
I make no apology for heading this article Fingringhoe, yet my dominant painting is one of Wivenhoe. It really must be seen, photographed or painted from the end of Ferry Road. You could well say, wonderful Wivenhoe viewed across the Colne from fantastic Fingringhoe.
Over the last 10 years or so of creating watercolours for Essex Life magazine I have selected something like 180 towns and villages, but I have been reflecting at the start of 2020 that perhaps it's time to paint some aspects of them again. Even if a similar view was painted some time ago for Essex Life, during this time my style may have changed, developed or maybe improved.
I did indeed paint this View of Wivenhoe From Fingringhoe once before for Essex Life, but I loved painting this view again. Food for thought for future features, I think.
You can contact James at Cottage Corner Art, 9 Byron Road, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 2RU. Call 01277 210728
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