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Windmill paintings in watercolour
Painting windmills and watermills is a long-term interest of mine. Most of them are in watercolour, and some of the pictures are shown here. Some have been sold, but most are still available on a one-to-one basis.More watercolour paintings of windmills:
Horsey Dyke windpump
Wicken Fen windpump
Bardwell Suffolk windmill - the cap and sails were blown off this mill in a storm two days after I painted this. The cap is now on, twenty years later, but not the sails.
Herringfleet drainage pump, Norfolk Broads
How Hill Drainage mill, Norfolk Broads
Halvergate marshes, the Broads
Thurne Dyke - since painting this the sails have been restored. I rather like it the way it was
Billingford windmill, Norfolk
Burnaham Overy windmill North Norfolk coast
Cann Mills, Shaftesbury. Tragically, this mill, in the Portugese style, has since been demolished. Windmill World tell me that the miller had a particular fondness for Portugal, so commissioned the mill to be built to remind him of the place
Over windmill. Looks like it's under repair, but in fact works well with two sails. We get flour from here sometimes. All the sails are now up, though.
Shipley windmill, once owned by Hilaire Belloc
High Ham mill, Somerset
Broadfield Mill, Felton Common, Bristol. Painting on location. The speckled effects are where the watercolour froze on the paper. I was frozen too!
Rye smock mill
Terling smock mill. This sketch is only 3"x 5"
Stocks Mill, Wittersham
Meopham windmill, Kent
St Benets windmill, Norfolk Broads. Famously painted by John Sell Cotman among other 18th Century great watercolourists.
Great Chishill postmill, Cambridgeshire. This is near where I live. Hasn't changed over the years.
Impington windmill, Cambridge. The sails are now up and the owner plans a complete restoration to working order. I painted this in the snow on location. The owner gave me a cup of tea, but it disappeared in the snow! I was too absorbed.
Bourn postmill. Reputed to be the oldest postmill in England, 17th Century. I've taken a bit of artistic licence here - there's a farmhouse next to it.
Hunsett draingage mill, Norfolk Broads. This hangs on my father-in-law's lounge wall. It is my favourite windmill painting. Lots of memories.