Mizpah Cottage, Staithes by Sue Nichol

This is a fishermen’s cottage in my favourite village, Staithes, North Yorkshire.
Oil on canvas 290 views 10/6/11
There is a fishing boat, called Mizpah in the beck.

Mizpah (emotional bond), an emotional bond between people who are separated.
The mystical word MIZPAH bears many messages, e.g. :
I am thinking of you
Take good care
Forgive me
I like you a lot
All will turn out well
Do not give in
There is hope
You mean so much to me
You are a wonderful person
God’s speed
You are so special

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 4 years ago

    Sue, this is wonderful – those orange rooves are just fantastic !!!

  • Thank you, Mattie. I didn’t know if Ii had gone a bit too far with the oranginess of the roof. Love your avatar.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely work Sue , I was there a couple of weeks ago ,
    look here :=)

  • I wonder if we were there at the same time as I was there a couple of weeks ago too!
    Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

    – Sue Nichol

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely colours and composition, the spirit of place . . . . .

  • Thank you Nige.

    – Sue Nichol

  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 4 years ago

    This is lovely Sue and typifies Staithes so beautifully. Alma

  • Thank you Alma, much appreciated.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work, Sue : – ))

  • Thank you, Mike.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dinglealmost 4 years ago

    The orange really makes it special.

  • Thank you so much! :))

    – Sue Nichol

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful painting Sue!

  • Thank you so much, Elizabeth.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    Love this Sue and the boats are gorgeous!

  • Thank you Maree, I value your comments.

    – Sue Nichol

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Sue

  • Thank you, Maggie. :)

    – Sue Nichol

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous colour and textures, Sue. Love the roof, the gulls and the picket fence. I could go on, but let’s just say I love everything about it.

  • Thank you so much, Bev, very nice of you.

    – Sue Nichol

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