A coastal painting with fennel


A coastal painting with wild fennel was painted in the summer of 2023.  This painting,( unframed) painted in cool, calm receding colours is  a great size. It’s the perfect size for putting behind a sofa, or a bed or above a piece of furniture.  It’s combing two of Jo’s favourite subjects to paint; coastal scenes and nature. It partners up with A coastal painting with seedheads – (jo-sharpe.co.uk).


A coastal painting with fennel

This coastal painting with fennel was painted in the summer of 2023. It is painted using heavy body acrylic paints on a box canvas 50x70cm. It is inspired by a girls trip to Whitstable. They visited one of her favourite designers Margot Selby’s showroom, had fish and chips and a walk along the beach. Whitstable is a town on the north coast of Kent  in south east England.  It is five miles north of Canterbury and two miles west of Herne Bay. The town, formerly known as Whitstable-on-Sea,[3] was famous for its ‘Native Oysters’ which were collected from beds beyond the low water mark from Roman times until the mid-20th century. The annual Whitstable Oyster Festival takes place during the summer.

Jo loves the UK’s coastline and favourite spots include the Cornish coast, North Norfolk and Kent ( although there is a lot more UK views to discover).  This painting combines two of her favourite things, the coast and seedheads. She loves the various natural forms and colours of seedheads and has produced some botanical paintings and prints. The yellow mustard colour of fennel is one of her favourite colours . It is a colour that appears in many of her paintings such as Oil seed rape. She also uses seedpods as a subject matter when she her STEAM Club, CATS Club.