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Painting & Sketching in Cornwall UK For Two Weeks – I Must Have Been In Heaven

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For those of you who noticed I haven’t updated my blog for a couple of weeks I have been on holiday in Cornwall. I have returned with a tinge of sadness to leave the things that inspire me, but energized, refreshed & excited with all the artwork I have produced while away. If you want to see images of some of the paintings & sketches I produced they are on my Facebook pages, I will be putting some of them up on my website but want to frame them first, I will keep you updated.

Today I want to share some of my photographs I took while in Polzeath, Cornwall, UK, I will be sharing them over a few blogs as there are so many.

While strolling along the beaches there are many wonders and things of beauty to be found – Beautiful striations¬† on rock faces and cliffs, Vibrant green seaweed contrasting with bright grey rocks – Stunning, Jellyfish, upside down in a rock pool….Beauty in Death, wet seaweed dripping as the tide recedes, wonderful patterns created on the sand by seaweed. Sometimes it was difficult to know where to look first, I felt like an excited child let loose in a sweet shop. Click on images to view in full

On the second day I came across a rusting ship wreck, it looked incredibly old, but it is hard to determine age of an object when it is constantly bombarded by all the elements. Such vibrancy in decay was a pleasure to observe, I would love to go back & wrap strips of cotton around the metal, leave it for a week, then use in my artwork.

While sat on the Harbour Beach in St Ives, eating fish & chips, a necessary activity at the seaside, a young seagull decided it might be in with a chance of free grub. What was amusing was how polite it was, it kept making the high-pitched call when asking for food & constantly chased away any adult, but other than come very close, right by my side, it just waited patiently for food. Sadly for the seagull it wasted its time as I ate every morsel.

Very Polite Young Seagull

Very Polite Young Seagull

While walking out to The Rumps, Near Polzeath there were masses of butterflies, beautiful, but the most stunning sight was a resting dragonfly that allowed me to take lots of close up photographs, thank you Mr Dragonfly. Please do click on the images, as they look beautiful enlarged.

The weather was pretty good, only one very wet & windy day. This fortunately led to some stunning sunsets & a fantastic night led outside the tent watching the meteor storm with hardly any light pollution.

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