It is May and the weather is warming up. Yay! I have been on some lovely walks and here are some sketches I did during May.
Sketching at Carbis Bay
It was a glorious May day and we walked along the south west coast path from Lanner to Carbis Bay. The sea was a gorgeous colour and I don’t think my photos or sketch capture the beauty. It was just like being in the Caribbean – only easier to get to!
I looked across to Godrevy, this time a different angle from that I normally see and paint.
It was bliss and I feel so lucky to be able to enjoy this view. The walk was also excellent and would recommend for anyone able, but it is a little steep in places.
Sketching at Lizard Point
Another walk we did was around Lizard Point. This was a mixed day, some glorious sunshine, some mist coming in. We had packed our pasties and found the perfect spot to sit and eat them on Old Lizard Head.
This looks towards Kynance Cove, again a slightly different view to normal. After I had eaten my pasty out came my paints to sketch the scene.
The biggest difficulty was getting the depth of field correct, but hopefully you like it.
Sketching at Long Rock
The weather hasn’t all been wall to wall sunshine and when we visited Long Rock it was definitely a day to dodge the showers!
However Long Rock is a gem to sit and look at St Michael’s Mount in Mounts Bay. And of course I got my paints out!
I spent longer that I normally do on the surf area and I am quite pleased with how it came out. There is more definition that I normally have in a sketch.
Sketching at Trelissick
Talking of changeable weather – Friday was a corker! It was wall to wall sunshine. So we packed up our lunch and headed to Trelissick Gardens for a walk around the woodland walk.
I found the perfect spot to get my paints out overlooking the beach. It was high tide and made a nice vista. However dark clouds gathered overhead and it became quite gloomy. In the images below I have included a photo of my initial sketch so you can see how my sketch comes together.
You will see I adopted a little “poetic” licence! I decided not to include the telescope, although on reflection perhaps I should have! Also the clouds could have been darker.
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