Sea Fog, 23rd May 2015, 4.30pm

lifting fog gwenver23-5-15-4.30pm

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

A day of beautiful spring sunshine interspersed with veils of cloud and towering banks of dense fog rolling inshore from the ocean. While fog is a fact of life here and can occur at almost any time of the year, it’s not that common to get the types of temperature inversions that cause these displays on this coastline. Painted from the beach at Gwenver facing towards Lands End as skeins of fog are forced up over the headland. The Longships Lighthouse which is usually visible offshore,  buried in the fog.

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.