Bude Harbour Painting

Bude Harbour Boats Cornwall Painting

Bude Harbour Painting in Progress ( Mixed Media 11×11 ins / 28×28 cm )

I’ve been working on this one today. Feels good to be back painting after the seasonal break. I changed the colours slightly, to make them more – well, colourful! And warmer – I thought the original had too much of a frosty feeling. See what you think – a detail of the original was posted back here Bude Harbour painting in progress .

I’m very happy with it now, and I think it may be finished. I like the sketchy feel to it, and don’t want to lose that freshness. So I’ll put it away for a few days, and then look at it again. That usually works.

Hope you’re having a good weekend, and thanks for looking.

 

 

 

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Bude Harbour painting in progress

Bude Harbour Winter Painting in Progress

Bude Harbour Painting in Progress (Detail)

Here’s this week’s painting – a section of one of Bude Harbour that I’m currently working on. I love the feeling of wintry cold in this one. Such wonderful colours, shapes and textures there – cold pinks and soft creams. Finally got the water looking right today. And I’m abandoning my brushes and working more with painting knives. Such fun!

Cornish Sunset

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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.

Exhibition Paintings

Cornish landscape paintings Wellington Hotel Boscastle exhibition

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?

Open Studio – done!

Mine Entrance Trebarwith Strand rocks painting

Mine Entrance, Hole Beach

Mixed Media Painting

What a lovely weekend I had, doing my Open Studios event. There’s a lot of work involved, but the three things I love most about Open Studios are:

  1. Friends and acquaintances get to see what you do all year, and what you’re really about.
  2. You get to meet such an interesting range of people, and talk to them about your art.
  3. You hear such wonderful comments about your work (hopefully) that it warms you and bolsters you for your next efforts.

And you hopefully get to make a few sales and sit in a nice place planning your next paintings or just soaking up the sun.

Thank you to all out there who made the experience such a pleasure. I’m so pleased that you stopped by.

No rest for the wicked, though, as I now need to plan for my First Solo Exhibition (ta-da!) in July.

The painting above is one I managed to finish for the Open Studio. So pleased with it how it turned out. I wanted to capture the way the morning light catches the rock face, while the rest is in deep shadow. And the almost abstract shapes… here’s a close-up of the texture for you to enjoy:

Mine Entrance Hole Beach Painting Texture Detail

 

 

Lizard Boathouse painting

Lizard Boathouse Painting

Lizard Boathouse Painting in progress (detail)

Working on the second painting of Lizard Point this week. This is a close-up of the rocks and sea. Really love the textures, and that flash of blue is so vivid. Will try to preserve some of the texture and the colours in the finished painting. I was so inspired by my time spent drawing on the Lizard last year, and will definitely go back there this summer. So much to see and draw there. Go and visit if you’re down in Cornwall, and be sure not to forget your binoculars. The fabulous volunteers who monitor the seal colonies there will show you where the seals are – you can’t often see them with the naked eye.