sunset Mawgan Porth

Sunset, Low Tide, Mawgan Porth, 5 inches square, watercolour and coloured pencil on Fabriano Artistico, Vivien Blackburn

A small mixed media of one of my favourite beaches.

I remember walking the couple of miles to this beach with friends as a child. I wasn't supposed to! I certainly wasn't allowed this far from home. We walked there, down the steep 1:3 hill , ran about on the beach for a few hours and had a great time - and then set off home ....

..... UP that 1:3 hill. It was hot, we were tired, it seemed a long way (I was maybe 7).

Then my father drove past - slowed down and glared at me - did he give us a lift home and a telling off as we went? no way!

He drove on, leaving us to walk the rest of the way knowing I was in big trouble when I got home!

I'm going to put this little painting on Etsy


Genie said…
Lovely work
dinahmow said…
Ah! I daresay most of us have similar memories.
I was not supposed to swim in one area of the lake - around the corner from the beach area and dark and deep and dangerous. But the waterlilies were gorgeous! So I swam around to pick some!
Of course, that being the only place to get water lilies I'd sort of shot myself in the foot!
Jeanette said…
This is a lovely piece Vivien, especially as it has memories and a story attached.

I love the brooding sky and the wet sand. Wonderful.
Beautiful Vivien, and an equally lovely memory!
vivien said…
Thanks Genie :>)

:>) I used to pick blackberries and my mother never queried where they came from - the only possible place was farmland that I also wasn't allowed on! How lovely to swim with waterlilies though.

Thanks Jeanette and Ronell :>)
Annie said…
Ik hou van je aquarellen or, in English, I love your watercolors.
vivien said…
thanks Annie :>)
Kim Denise said…
Vivien, how wonderful to see you and your luminous work again! I've missed you. I just don't have time for forums and such anymore, but I've started to find space for blogging again. Looking forward to seeing more of you!

vivien said…
Hi Kim :>)

Luminous is the word to describe your work! I've enjoyed seeing it again recently. Keep in touch :>)

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