Approaching Rain, 11th May 2015, 4.15pm

cape overlook may 11 2015- 4.15pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20 x 30cm

Very unsettled weather continues, as does the wind, making it quite awkward to paint. This painting landed in the dirt twice. Despite the spring wild flowers now making an appearance on the coast paths it certainly doesn’t feel like mid-May.

Down Kenidjack, 7th April, 2015, 5.15pm

Down Kenidjack-april-7-5.15pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 20 x 30cm

A view along lower Kenidjack valley as seen from my perch on an overhang about 50ft above the river that passes below on its way to the ocean. The old calciner chimney and arsenic furnace is on the left. At the head of the valley where the river outflows to the ocean are the remains of the housing for what was once the largest waterwheel in the UK during the Industrial Revolution. The gorse is relatively well sheltered here and is starting to bloom.