Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Still Life 1

Take one egg and crack open

Friday, 26 March 2010

Plein air Botallack

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 was freezing. I never finished, my fingers turned into sticks.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Plein air, on the way to St. Just

Today's picture from Cornwall a couple of weeks ago. Back on the main road from the coast path waiting for my lift to Cape Cornwall later that morning.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Plein Air, Mousehole ii

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.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Plein Air at Mousehole

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

Sunday, 7 March 2010

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.