Beautiful Britain - Burgh le Marsh Windmill by Dennis Melling

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This is a digital painting of Burgh le Marsh Windmill, created with the aid of Lautrec AOP in DAP and FastStone.

The information is derived from Wikipedia and the original photograph is used with the kind permission of Paul Hatton.

As a child Skegness was one of our ‘Seaside’ pleasures and the surrounding area, including the windmills was a treat for us to enjoy.

Tarred Dobson’s Mill, built in 1813 by Sam Oxley is unusual in being the only left-handed tower mill having five sails. “Left-handed sails” mean they rotate clockwise when viewed from the front – a very rare type of windmill.

The town is built on a large hill surrounded by former marsh land, and the marsh influenced the town’s name, Burgh Le Marsh. Both the windmill and church are visible from far distances. A Roman road passes through the town on the way to Skegness, and the town is on the site of a former Roman fort.
Near the parish church is a large mound, where Saxon burial remains were found during the 1930s.


burgh le marsh, skegness, lincolnshire, windmill, marsh, roman

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  • deskridge
    deskridgeabout 3 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Thank you very much Daniel :)
    Your comments are very welcome

    – Dennis Melling

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    Very interesting style. I like this piece Dennis. The style that you used makes the windmill look rather storm tossed.

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    This DAP is an amazing piece of kit. You can select from lots of brushes, palettes and styles and from a blank piece of paper, or canvas, the computer will paint what you ask. At any time you can give the computer different instructions and it will follow these out to the letter.
    I can use heavy oil paint or soft charcoal and not even get my fingers dirty :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 3 years ago

    stunning work

  • Thank you very much indeed :)

    – Dennis Melling

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