Fancy an Art Break in Cornwall?

Welcome to my newest Venture – Boscastle Art Breaks

I’m very excited to be offering the first Art Holiday in the series:

‘Landscapes in Mixed Media’

7 – 9 November 2017

Boscastle Morning Photo

Want to learn something new, or just indulge your Inner Artist?

Explore the stunning North Cornwall coast for some sketchbook drawing, and then return back to base to create mixed media paintings. Enjoy also the specially designed ‘Leafscape’ workshop with experienced tutor Liz Gregory, who’ll show you how to use found natural materials to make eye-catching pictures.
Accommodation and full board included, as well as friendly expert tuition, materials and trips. Suitable for all levels.

 Go to Boscastle Art Breaks, for more information and to book, or email me at boscastleartbreaks(at)gmail.com

And don’t worry if you can’t make the November one – I’ll be running the art break again in the springtime. Check the website for details.

 

 

 

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Boscastle Lookout Sun & Cloud Sketch

 

Boscastle Lookout, Sun & Cloud

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.

Paintings & Poldark

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….

 

National Trust Shop Boscastle

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?