Thursday, 26 April 2007

Leigh-on-Sea Tearooms

Just a quickie this afternoon as I am about to prepare a meal for guests. This is a watercolour I did of Leigh Tearooms. Sadly it has since closed. One went through the side lean too (see behind the tree) and ordered directly from the house kitchen and then if weather was good sat out under the red and white umbrellas in the garden. Not sophisticated enough for todays clientele I guess. The brown boat is one of the old Thames Barges. The green area in the background is part of Two Tree Island which you can see in a previous post.

14 comments:

Karen said...

Barbara, I've enjoyed my visit to your place. The paintings are lovely and the flowers so beautiful. Maybe you could help me out in the survey using the first letter of your name -- trying to come up with a flower starting with K. The two I found (I broke the rules and googled) are kidney vetch and knot-grass -- not very pretty!

Tracy said...

Barbara,

"You are quite the arteest!", I say in my best fake French accent.

I left you a note about bloglines on my coments!

Penless Thoughts said...

I love to dine out in the open when the weather is pretty and we enjoy eatting establishments that offer this.

Becky said...

You are quite an artist. Both as a painter and a gardner. It does take an eye you know, the gardening.

I hope you had a nice meal with your guests. I see that, again, I am visiting while you are probably asleep.

la bellina mammina said...

that's beautiful Barbara - as is your garden. Have a great weekend.

Isobel said...

What a sweet painting, Barbara.
I love tearooms!
Take Care. x

carolyn said...

Ohg you have just brought back some memories, I used to spend a lot of time in Southend in my 20's. With an Aunt in Westcliffe and, cousins in Thorpeness and friends just across the railway line in Leigh. Happy memories. Thankyou.

Isobel said...

I am so impressed with your talent, your watercolours are really lovely. The garden is looking wonderful, I can't wait to see it in summer's full bloom.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well I'm certainly glad you didn't throw me in the trash Barbara! Thanks for re-introducing yourself. I love watercolor paintings :)

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

So nice seeing you back on my blog, thank you for your kind words. Thank you also for leading be back to your enchanted garden! I love this painting. How wonderful that you have this beautiful memento of that place now gone. I had once similar luck, in my old home in Washington: I was always driving by a beautiful Victorian house with wrap-around-porches and tall tress that shaded it in summer. One day I stopped and took several photographs. Would you believe it that the next time I drove by, a week or so later, it was gone? Wrecking ball.
Was nice visiting you,
Merisi

Britt-Arnhild said...

Beautiful. Charming.
I didn't know that you are a painter!

Lorrie said...

I like the clock. And since it's 10:30 pm here and 6:30 am in your lovely English Garden, I'm off to bed just as the birds are singing for you. May your Sunday be full of joy!

nel said...

beautiful watercolour...I am learning watercolour at the moment and I love what you have done!

Suzie Sews said...

Very impressed with this. painting is something I just do not have a natural talent for, you do and I enjoyed it.
Suzie Sews
PS Thank you so much for your heart felt comments on my blog, I reallly appreciated it. Thanks