I have been working on, and now finished two further paintings of Godrevy using Gesso to create texture, however this time I have added a little bit of landscape, rather than just focusing on the sea.
The top one one is looking from Godrevy Beach towards Gwithian Beach and Towans.
This is viewing Godrevy Lighthouse from low tide on Godrevy beach.
What do you think, do these images work better with a landscape in it? I personally like them with just the sea, but I have actually sold one of them, and had great interest in the other one, so I could be wrong!
I do find myself quite often painting the same scene, which some people may consider odd or perhaps like a production line but I don’t – I love it!
There are particular places in Cornwall namely Portreath, Godrevy, St Ives, Logan Rock, St Michaels Mount and so on, that I could just keep painting.
You never what you are going to get with Watercolour or even Acrylic, have I mixed the colours in the same way, perhaps used different paint brushes. It is what makes it exciting, how will each painting turn out different!
Porthcurno and Botallack
Then of course I get paintings that I absolutely LOVE. Thank goodness paintings are not like children where you love them all equally, I am allowed to have my favourites, which must include Pedn Vounder Beach at Porthcurno Bay and The Crowns at Botallack.
So if I paint a particular scene then if I sell it, I can’t wait to paint it again!
And I can only paint where I love, so why not keep painting places I love, for example Portreath, just down the road from where I live. Portreath has a variety of scenes to paint, including the harbour; the beach with Gull Rock in the background, not to mention different times of the year (a great spot for summer sunsets) and storms in the winter
Gosh I could just go on and on! P.S. you can click on any of the images to see them larger.