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My first full working day started at 9.30 with small ink sketches getting to know the landscape. This cliff is Carn Gloose and that seagull came every morning.
The view was constantly varying. Tides coming in and out, the other side of the bay at Lands End going in and out of view and weather constantly changing but forecast to be generally cool, overcast and showery.
Showers once an hour meant no long spells of outdoor painting so I started indoors with my big (for me) watercolour paper and tubes.
I had imagined 9 sunny days painting outdoors in Cornwall. This is what I got. A blanket of fog hanging over the view. Luckily I had added some Conte pencils and pastel paper to my kit at the last moment so did this view of waves through the rain splattered window on my first evening.
Although Brisons Veor is said to be the westermost house in England, I was not completely isolated as friends Lisa and Roy came down from St Just at teatime most days, bringing goodies and cough medicine and we went sketching. This is the hut I painted in 2011, now further battered and roofless.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november