St Ives

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Last week was my birthday week, so I took a short holiday to St Ives.  It’s a place that’s growing on me, and I really enjoyed my stay – lots of good food, good art, walking round the beaches and generally chilling. The art there is so good – I found it very inspiring and came back with lots of ideas to try.

One highlight was the Tate St Ives Virginia Woolf exhibition.  For me, it was worth going for the Laura Knight paintings alone: they are stunning. The paintings by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham were also fab – this one in particular. Alas, no photography was allowed, so I’ ve given the links, in case you want to take a look.  It was wonderful to see all the paintings up close: you just don’t get any real idea of their scale or impact from books. And the room full of self portraits by women artists was just amazing: I discovered some artists there whose work I wasn’t even aware of. The exhibition’s touring the UK. Highly recommended.

The other galleries in St Ives also have lots of wonderful work – I particularly liked these little pots by Geoffrey Swindell in the Porthminster Gallery.

Lidded Vessel by Geoffrey Swindell

Lidded Vessel by Geoffrey Swindell

And now –

back to work 🙂

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Tintagel Cliffs Painting

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Gull Rock from Tintagel Painting

I was out on the Tintagel cliffs today in North Cornwall, and with the fearsome winds and the mizzle, mist and rain, it looked exactly like this. Except that there seemed to be some excitement going on with this pair …

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Shame I didn’t have time to draw them. Maybe next time.

Moonrise and Sunset over Cornwall

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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.

 

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