7 gorgeous paintings of Little Burstead

Red Brick Post Box

Red Brick Post Box - Credit: Archant

Resident artist James Merriott continues his watercolour tour of Essex, this time he has stopped off at Little Burstead

Village Pond

Village Pond - Credit: Archant

I always love to portray anything red in the countryside as it complements the surrounding greens

The Duke's Head

The Duke's Head - Credit: Archant

At the roadside in the village centre I found more delightful timberwork enhancing the beauty of the pond

The Old Stile

The Old Stile - Credit: Archant

This popular country inn is much appreciated by villagers and visitors alike

Eagle House

Eagle House - Credit: Archant

It’s wonderful to see such lovely craftsmanship, but you wouldn’t need to use it with gaps in the fence allowing you to walk through

St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church - Credit: Archant

An ornate, pinnacled tower is a beautiful focal point in this composition.

I completed this scene a year or two back, when I visited a group in Billericay. This picturesque local church was an obvious choice for a demonstration watercolour