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.