Mid way through the week walking from Cape Cornwall to Botallack Mine. It was quiet sunny on and off and I managed to get set up in a disused cottage on the hill. I got a block in done, but someone had forgot to tell the wind it was supposed to be warm ...it was freezing. I never finished, my fingers turned into sticks.
Two memorial benches staring out to sea. The second study in Mousehole on a fantastic spring morning before I set off on the short cliff walk to Lamorna cove. Not one person appeared in the one and a half or so Hours I spent sitting there. 20cm x 14 acrylic on board.
Finally...the camera and the computer have decided to accept images at last, after a change of cable, been trying for nearly two weeks. I did a series of walks in Cornwall but before starting out for Lamorna, I had a little mooch around Mousehole, one of my starting points on the coast road. This was one of the quiet lanes that fell away to the sea.
I usually start these small paintings with a pencil layout or plan of the picture and move straight to the block in where it looks like a jigsaw of light and dark, with an approximation of the colours I want to use for the overall light effect. Lastly I work within the shapes adding just enough here and there, then finishing with accents of light and colour. Working small like this, (20cm x 14cm) on my pochade box normally takes an hour and a half or there abouts
Just back from a week in Cornwall with three other artists. Spent a week walking (wandering and wondering ) on the 500 or so miles of South West cliff path. A quick study of the caravan site we stayed at just outside of Hayle.