Craster - a favourite little spot

If you have never been Craster is a lovely quaint fishing village on the Northumberland coast, I often find myself there in the summer, it is well worth a visit. 
This is the second painting I have completed of Craster showing the harbour area.

 Craster Harbour by Linda Mumba

Here it is when the beautiful blooms are out.

Below is the first painting I did of the cute row of cottages.

 Craster by Linda Mumba

Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance, it is a lovely walk along the coast, about a mile.

There are several tasty places to eat such as Pipers Pitch, The Craster Seafood Restaurant,
The Jolly Fisherman Pub and The Shoreline Cafe. The Mick Oxley Gallery is also well worth a visit.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Don't you just love poppies!

Out and about in beautiful Northumberland I came across this gorgeous poppy field. I was on my way to Carlisle to check out an art exhibition and got slightly side tracked but it was worth it, on the way it was very misty but on the way back a lot clearer.

Another change in the good old British weather, although it has to be said I am more than ready for some sunshine!!

Looking ahead

Last year was a good year for me in many ways yet I believe the best is yet to come and am really expectant of great things this year. 
I feel excited about the direction my work is going and the way the momentum is picking up. One of the things I love about my job is going out to find inspiration for my paintings, one of my favourite places is Bamburgh, Northumberland although I have yet to do a painting of this beautiful part of the coast. 

On this particular day I have to say it was extremely wild with the sand rising up making interesting patterns. I then travelled to Stanhope then across some very bleak countryside to Blanchland, what a cute village! 

I had to of course inspect the local tea room which was really nice there is also a nice hotel 'The Lord Crewe Arms' which I have yet to try out but looks a treat.

So many quaint cottages round this area just waiting to be painted!