Tintagel Church Painting

St Materiana Church Tintagel painting

St Materiana Church, Tintagel, Morning

Acrylic on board 14×11 inches / 36×28 cm

A quick painting of the St Materiana Church, Tintagel. I wanted to show the way the sunlight catches the fields and the church in the early mornings. The clouds behind were a wonderful smoky mauve and bright blue sky beyond. The fields are still so green here because of the mild winter. I’m loving getting back to painting: trying to make art a daily habit this year.

Hope your year’s got off to a good start. Mine’s been phenomenal so far: I won first place in a national translation competiton (which is what I love to do when I’m not painting!).

Bossiney, Elephant Rock, Painting in progress

Bossiney Elephant Rock Painting Cornwall

Bossiney, Elephant Rock – painting in progress (acrylic & mixed media)

Started working on this Bossiney painting again this week. Seems to fit in with the wet and windy weather we’ve been having. I like the unusual palette of pale mauves, blues and purples with a hint of moss green and lime. The land always changes with the seasons and the weather – makes it endlessly fascinating to paint.


Bude Sea Pool to Lundy Painting

Bude Beach Seapool Lundy Island Painting

Bude Sea Pool to Lundy Painting

Mixed Media on Canvas

Here’s the latest painting finished this week – the wondrous view along the golden beach from Bude to Lundy Island. I love the sense of distance: it reminds me so much of standing on the cliffs on a lovely warm summer’s morning, and drawing the sea and the sand and the landscape.

Only FIVE  more days to go until I put up my Beautiful Bude exhibition. It’s busy, busy, busy here! Several drawings to do and one more painting to finish. Not to mention all the other prepping. The final countdown. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Bude Beach Winter Painting

blue beach painting bude winter sunset sea

Bude Beach Winter Painting – In Progress (Acrylic, 60x20cm)

I was talking here about painting a series of pictures this year, every week, of the same subject, and seeing how the light and season changes the scene. And I’ve hit upon my subject! It’s always hard to choose just one because so many ideas come to me. But I’ve chosen Bude beach – I love the wonderful sense of sky and space in this view, which to me just encapsulates what I love about Bude.

And the series will tie in with my solo exhbition there in October. I hope to be able to show these quicker studies alongside the larger paintings.

I was thinking of working further on this one, but I kind of like it as it is. Wonder what you think? More work, or move on to the next one?

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.




The Big Art Issue


House & Garden Nov  - The Art Edit

Look what arrived in the post today! The Big Art Issue of House & Garden magazine, due out on Monday, wherein they feature one of my paintings, and a little piece about me. Woo hoo! I’m so pleased. Can you spot which one is mine? (Clue: it’s blue, and shows the Cornish Coast!)

If you like art, the magazine this month is a gem. It includes articles on how to hang art, as well as how to light and frame it. There’s also a guide to the best UK exhibitions to see over the autumn/winter: my favourite is in London – ‘Monochrome Painting in Black and White’ at the National Gallery, though I’d also love to see ‘Rembrandt: Lighting the Darkness’ at the Norfolk Museum.

The magazine’s beautifully produced, and the photography is just stunning. Why not take a look? If you want to find me quickly, I’m on page 202. And the painting’s available for purchase now at anitalangham.co.uk )

H&G Cover