Very wet and windy here this weekend. These little watercolour drawings of windswept Cornish trees I did a little while ago seem to express the feeling of being blown about and weathering the storms. Batten down the hatches.
Hope you’re cosy and warm wherever you are.
Lovely moonrise and sunset yesterday – but at 4.30 pm! Managed to get out earlier this afternoon and do some drawing. Glorious.
Spent all yesterday morning ordering some business cards online from Helloprint – they were very patient with me! Think it was worth it, though – they arrived this morning. All ready for the Xmas fair in Bude on 11 Nov.
Beautiful day here, and beautiful sunset. Tinged with a certain sadness that next week it’ll be dark by 5 o’clock (and panic also – too few hours to paint in!). Maybe I’ll try to rise earlier, to have more useful daylight hours. The spirit’s willing, ahhh, but the flesh is not, I fear.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Just had time to pop out this afternoon and do a quick little plein air (open air) painted sketch. The weather was strange: the sun was shining on the foreground – the grass was a very bright lime green. Yet there was a dark blue-black sky near the horizon. Tried to capture that contrast here, before the light went. It was lovely to be out painting again. The flying ants were a bit of a nuisance, though!
Have a merry August Bank Holiday, if you’re in England, and wishing a good weekend to everyone else.
My Cards & Ross Poldark sharing a moment …
Yes, I know it’s a tenuous link. But – besides having Cornwall in common – the link is, that I was passing by the local National Trust Shop, and espied my cards in the window ( the ones there with the paintings on). And there, in the other window, was the rugged Ross Poldark. I almost swooned! Alas, he was only there briefly, but it was enough….
It looked pretty much like this today. A little sketch showing the harbour mouth, with the fabulous slate rock. I love the colours when it rains – they have a depth and translucence to them. Hoping for some sunshine over the weekend, though.
Hope you have a good one.
Didn’t have time to post these before putting up my exhibition, and I’ve been very busy ever since. So – now – here are some of my paintings in their beautiful new frames, now hanging in splendour in the lovely Wellington Hotel in Boscastle.
I’ve previously had only white frames, but am moving towards having different colours. I think the frames above work well, though the fact that there are different frames does make hanging an exhibition a little more difficult, in that there’s one more thing to consider. But I guess it’s not so different from a group show, where there tends to be a mix of frames and treatments. I wonder if it matters to the person buying the painting?