Cornwall: watercolour sketch, rainy day at Sennen Cove
Rainy Morning, Sennen Cove, looking across to Cape Cornwall and The Brisons, watercolour. Vivien BlackburnThe lovely thing about the coast and Cornwall in particular, is that even on a grey, drizzly morning there are still beautiful, though more subtle, colours in the sea and the landscape. Brooding clouds, rain approaching in front of the far cliffs and still looking lovely :>) This was the view from 'our' dining room. The rocks at our end of the beach are exposed at low tide. Offshore is a vicious reef of rocks that helps shelter the tiny harbour from the Atlantic gales.
Other days it was vividly blue and turquoise but sometimes it's more fun to paint these days of bad weather, clouds and interesting light.
'Our' house was at the harbour end of the bay, a crescent shaped bay with a beautiful beach of pale sand sweeping round to rocks at our end, the beach is popular with surfers. There's a lifeboat station, a gallery, a little shop that bakes it's own bread daily (mmm it was lovely) and a couple of cafes and a pub - quiet and lovely :>)
Lots of walkers pass by as the coastal path goes through some amazing scenery and Lands End is only a couple of hours away walking - 2 minutes in the car by road!
This is watercolour with touches of watercolour pencil and a little white gouache in the rain.