Cornwall

What seems to be becoming an annual trip to Cornwall provided a good opportunity for sketching and painting outside.

Watercolour sketches

The weather was mixed so I only managed one 10×14 watercolur sketch – this is of the cliffs looking towards Pencarrow Head in the early evening.

We did a few sections of the Cornwall coastal path, this is a late afternoon view looking SW towards Pencarrow Head. The light was changing all the time and the water was shimmering as the sunlight broke through.

We did a few sections of the Cornwall coastal path, this is a late afternoon view looking SW towards Pencarrow Head. The light was changing all the time and the water was shimmering as the sunlight broke through and the dense gorse really did tower over us.

 

Pen and Wash

When time is short the pen and wash 5×7 format sketches can be completed in about an hour. It is a great way to take in the view and there is less to carry. These sketches were also done on hiking expeditions on the Cornish Coastal path from our base near Looe.

This is the view from the south on top of Chapel Cliff looking down into the harbour.

This is the view from the south on top of Chapel Cliff looking down into the harbour.

 

There is a great view down the river looking along the frontage of Fowey from Catherine's point.

There is a great view down the river looking along the frontage of Fowey from Catherine’s point.

After leaving the area around Looe we stayed at Marazion before going on to Scilly.

After leaving the area around Looe we stayed at Marazion before going on to Scilly. This is a classic view of a a well known landmark.

 This is a classic view of a a well known landmark.

From the Sketchbook

And here are some sketchbook extracts.

Sketchbook 1 Cornwall

Sketchbook 2 Cornwall

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