New from North Cornwall

New from North Cornwall

I recently spent a fabulous few days painting the north Cornwall coastline with my good friends David Bachmann, Karl Terry and Tim King. The weather was pretty kind (with the inevitable occasional blip) and I was glad I packed the thermals because on the cliffs it’s still pretty nippy with the winds at this time of year, even when it’s sunny. We stayed at a lovely house in Rock and explored along the coast from Bedruthan Steps up to Trebarwith Strand. There’s so much to explore with endless painting possibilities, it’s always a great treat spending time down there.

With painting pals Tim King (Ieft), David Bachmann and Karl Terry after a sharp shower at Boscastle,

Here are the paintings from the trip and from these I hope to perhaps do one or two larger studio works.

Trebarwith Strand, evening high tide – 11.5 x 22.5in, oil on board

Out to sea, Portcothan – 8x14in, oil on board

Surfers at Polzeath, 7.5x15in, oil on board

Receding tide, Portcothan – 10x18in, oil on board

Headland at Boscastle, 8x12in, oil on board

Evening light, Trebarwith Strand – 6 x 14.25in, oil on board

Hardy surfers, Polzeath – 10x14in, oil on board

Warm evening sunshine, Constantine Bay – 6x14in, oil on board

Incoming tide, Portcothan – 9×13.5in, oil on board

Will’s Rock, Portcothan – 8x16in, oil on board

High above the beach, Portcothan – 9x11in, oil on board

Grey afternoon, Crackington Haven – 6x14in, oil on board

Bedruthan Steps – 12x16in, oil on board

2019-01-28T20:53:12+01:00 May 18th, 2018|2 Comments

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  1. Noel Sawyer 16th December 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Marvellous selection of pictures David. I’m fascinated by the lose application of paint to create such an effect. You make it look so easy!

    Kind regards


  2. David 28th January 2019 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Noel, sorry for the very late reply but I didn’t get notification of your message. Thanks very much for the kind words and the loose application is partly dictated by the circumstances under which they are painted i.e. generally outdoors with a changing subject. It doesn’t seem to get any easier but still highly enjoyable to do 🙂

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