Mandalay in yet more pictures

I suppose being right on the beach, with the town in the background, it shouldn’t be surprising that it figures so often in artists compositions, and here are yet three more that have turned up recently.

The first one by Max Brimmell, is interesting for as it dates back to, I think, the 1960s, and the reason for that supposition is the presence of the strange wooden structure on the right of the cottage, on the beach.

It appears to be a remnant of the 2nd World War – an observation post to keep an eye on possible invasion, and any unusual activity along the beach

Mandalay painting Max Brimmell watercolour Jul 2013

The second I far more recent probably within the last year, and is in fact for sale in the Serena Hall Gallery in Queen Street, Southwold. I love the sparing use of watercolour, and the ever-present gulls balance the picture nicely. If only we had a spare £375 and a spare blank wall…..

Finally, and as a complete contrast, here is a print currently available in Southwold Gallery, with more vivid colours, and perhaps imagination, depicting a hefty storm over Southwold.

Andrew Pitt's watercolour of Mandalay, a holiday cottage on the dunes of Southwold beach

Andrew Pitt’s watercolour of Mandalay, a holiday cottage on the dunes of Southwold beach

Storm over Southwold, by Christopher Humphries - showing coastal holiday cottage Mandalay

Storm over Southwold, by Christopher Humphries – showing coastal holiday cottage Mandalay