The beach at the foot of the Cot Valley, Pentire, Cornwall, painting in oils,
The foot of the Cot Valley as the stream joins the sea. Oil painting, approx 15ins. Vivien BlackburnI think this beach is called Porth Nanven, it's at the foot of the Cot Valley. The valley is a steep V shape, with a very narrow road leading down it, above a small stream that tumbles steeply downhill over rocks and joins the sea at this tiny, perfect little beach.
This is somewhere I want to revisit to paint more.
There is a little more viridian in the sea than is showing in this photograph. I haven't quite managed to adjust the colour to show it enough.
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