‘Study for Dorset Coast’ by Charles Ginner. Watercolour, dated 1922

'Study for Dorset Coast' by Charles Ginner. Watercolour, dated 1922

I’m really not sure what it was, but something about this watercolour grabbed me straight away. It’s most probably because the picture reminds me of the kinds of places I went on camping and caravanning holidays in Dorset as a child – finally getting out to explore after Dad had navigated the caravan down seemingly endless country lanes. I’ve since taken a look through more of Ginner’s coastal works and find them all very evocative of time and place, even though there’s often not much in the way of reference points (and we saw the coasts at very different times).