Morning & Evening at the Cape

Morning at the Cape, 8th June 2019, 5.50am.

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20x15cm

 

Evening at the Cape, 8th June 2019, 8.30pm.

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20x15cm

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Gorse

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 30x20cm

A small study taken on the moorland above Kenidjack, done in two sessions almost a week apart due to difficult weather, the first in glorious sunshine with high winds that made it almost impossible to paint, the second under a light breeze but with constantly changing light as clouds formed and dissipated overhead.

Spring

A couple of recent sketches exploring the seemingly limitless greens of springtime around Kenidjack Valley.  The wild flowers are almost all out in force now on the cliffs and pathways, with some spectacular stands of bluebells growing where the old undergrowth has been cleared away.

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 30x20cm

 

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 24 x 15cm

Surf at Dusk, May 8th, 2019, 8.50pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 24 x 15cm

This evening I headed down to Porth Nanven to paint the incoming waves as dusk fell. What began as an unpromising overcast sky with a hint of drizzle, quickly turned into a dramatic moody display of shifting clouds and rapidly changing light every few minutes as a dramatic sunset took place. Rather than ‘chase the light’ and risk ending up with nothing to show for my time, I stuck to my initial intent and tried to paint something of the scene as it was upon my arrival.