Just returned from a 2 week painting trip to Sennen in Cornwall with a crew of plein air painting friends. What a trip! I'll post up shots of the paintings once I've had a chance to photograph them but have added a few action shots to give a flavour of the experience.
Such a treat to paint alongside fellow plein air enthusiasts and to see such amazing painting being produced 'in the moment'. It took a bit of planning but was well worth the effort and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Hopefully the first of many more group expeditions!
No time like the present - getting stuck in on the beach after driving down on day 1
The half day of drizzle offered up some interesting misty views of the bay!
Squinting for those tones!
Above - Tim King painting a little beauty on the cliff at Porthcurno
Above - finding some respite from the breezy clifftops at Mousehole harbour
Above - Tim in Ray Mears mode at Botallack :o)
Above - Valerie Pirlot paints a cracking spot near Botallack with a nice hole in the rock on the left!
Above - Valerie and Tim compare notes after catching some great scenes of the wilderness between Zennor Head and St Ives
Check out the sunset with lifeboat launch!
Above - David Bachman and Mike Richardson contentedly hard at work near Marazion. I never look that relaxed when I'm painting!
Tim indulges in a sneaky snack break whilst the others aren't looking!
Above - Anthony Bridge painting with intent!
Above - Somewhere in the distance it's Mike with his easel....'don't look down Mike!!'
David and Roy Connelly painting 'the gap' at Mousehole harbour
Ant and David with all the gear after a good plein air session on the beach and cliffs around Sennen
Mike at work on another cracker...this time from the cliffs at Kynance Cove.
'Where's my bloody prunes?' was a constant cry during week 1. Thankfully Mike found them at the back of the cupboard and we all breathed a sigh of relief :o)
Roy's a happy chappy with this scene in front of him.....moments like this make plein air painting feel so darn good...just the small matter of getting something down before it all disappears!!