Sunday, July 25, 2010

Porth Nanven, watercolour and mixed media

detail from Porth Nanven sketch, the road down, watercolour, mixed media


detail of the cliff, Porth Nanven, watercolour, mixed media


detail of raised beach from the ice age, smooth boulders, watercolour, mixed media


Whole sketch, Porth Nanven, watercolour and mixed media, 24 x 9 inches, Vivien Blackburn

This is a double page watercolour sketch of one of my favourite places - the graphite sketch of the previous post was done from slightly further down the hill, closer to the little beach.

The sea was vivid greeny blues, the grass full of wild flowers, the wind was blowing, it was warm.

The rounded boulders are from a raised beach from the ice age and it's illegal to remove stones as it's a site of archeological interest.

The lane down is single track and steep, running alongside and above the little stream, the Cot, on it's steep, tumbling way to the sea down at the cove. Further up the hill where it is sheltered there are trees and lush growth. Here where the winds come straight off the Atlantic, no trees.

3 comments:

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Wow! I can see why it's a favorite. Love the view you chose to sketch. The path on the right really brings me in. But most stunning is the light on the water on the left panel. I'm there!

vivien said...

thanks Pam :>) the light there really is wonderful whatever the weather. I just need to win the lottery rollover ......

first on list - house overlooking a view like this :>)

vivien said...

thanks Pam :>) the light there really is wonderful whatever the weather. I just need to win the lottery rollover ......

first on list - house overlooking a view like this :>)