Today, we travel eastward from my home into the shire of Norfolk and experience the unique landscape through an etching by #AlfredRBlundell.
Breckland Pines – etching by Alfred R Blundell
Alfred Blundell (1883-1968) was an all-round artist – dabbling in painting, etching, sculpting, and printmaking. He is known across Europe for his architectural subjects. Blundell was born in Bury St Edmunds and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. A fine etcher he was an artist who was active in the great renaissance of original print-making that took place in Britain in the early 20th century.
If we travel a few miles south we find the market town of Mildenhall. The center of town is the market Square with its’ 16th century hexagonal market cross. The market is held every Friday and holds it’s charter from the 15th century. Mildenhall boasts it’s own radio station and was mentioned in a song (Let There Be Light) by ‘Pink Floyd’. This watercolour was painted by #CavendishMorton and shows the market square with its market cross. Yes. It really is that low to the ground. Morton was a painter, illustrator, teacher and print maker. He was a masterful portrayer of light and colour and loved sunshine and shadow in his works whether marine, beach or landscapes. Wonderful use of colour by to give depth and movement to this view over seen by St Mary’s Church tower.