The latest two oil paintings - Minehead, Somerset and Thornham, Norfolk

After having had a good few days of hot and sunny weather (temperature records broken in parts of the country), things changed with two days of intense thunder and lighting - some rumbles of thunder and lighting flashes going on for minutes - along with periods of very heavy rain. Thankfully all is quite at the moment...

Below are the latest oil paintings...

 Detail from "On the beach - Minehead", Minehead, Somerset.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2013 -
#AB 021349

A warm summer afternoon, strangely not many people on the beach but I really liked the contrast between the foreground (simple light coloured sand with colourful notes) and the background (dark wood covered headland dotted with buildings). Part of the town of Minehead can be seen in the distance with the small harbour to the right hand side of the painting.

Detail from "Hazy Afternoon at Thornham", Thornham, Norfolk.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2013 -
#AB 021348

A hazy but bright light provided the atmosphere for this afternoon view of two small boats moored in the small tidal creek at Thornham, North Norfolk coast. While it was low tide on this visit, on some high tides, most of the land below the background trees is under water - something to be aware of if you plan on leaving the car for a few hours...