To start with here are 3 paintings from the Cornwall trip. What a great experience! It was organised by the talented Plein Air painter David Pilgrim and also a part of the group were Tim King, Michael Richardson, Roy Connelly, David Bachmann and Anthony Bridge, all very inspiring artists.
|Cliffs from Pendeen in a sunny morning 8"x10" oil on board|
This one above was actually my last painting, done the morning before I caught my train back home. I think it's my favourite because I had such a good time painting it, probably because I knew I had to go in a few hours. As I was painting this, I really thought "this is the life!"
|The water had the most beautiful colours|
|I didn't paint right on the edge but still close enough to feel the height of the cliff|
|David was painting a lovely piece of the same view a few meters away from me|
This one below was painted on our way to St Ives. Tim, David and I stopped the car on the roadside to have a look at the beautiful countryside, and before we knew it we were all painting like mad. Nothing better than those unplanned ones!
Views of the countryside between Zennor Head and St Ives 8"x10" oil on board
|What caught my eye was the little triangle of sea showing behind the hills|
|David and Tim painting a beautiful tree a few meters away|
|Tim and I exchanging serious painting tips (thanks for the pic David!)|
This painting below is an other moment of bliss. It was painted at sunset, the last effort of the day after a pretty long painting day. It was also a bit of an effort to get there as it's a steep walk up in the cliff from Sennen beach. But once up there, I suddenly forgot the fatigue and just enjoyed the moment. And for some reasons, I was happy with the painting form start to finish, through every brushstrokes, which has never happened to me before.
|Lands End at sunset (Dr Syntax’s Head) 8"x10" oil on board|
|The beautiful golden tones in the rocks caught my eyes|
|I had to work quickly as the sun gradually disappeared|
Here is a picture of the group to finish this post. From left to right: Tim King, myself, David Pilgrim, David Bachmann and Michael Richardson. (In case you wonder the lovely painting on the left is David Bachmann's - although I wish I painted this myself!) As you can see I was the only girl in the group but managed to survive!
To be continued...