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Sea pinks

One of the most pleasing sights around our coastal paths are the sea pinks that grow all around the rocks in nooks and crannies providing a carpet of the most gorgeous pink flowers. I use cadmium red and cobalt violet with titanium white to create their unique colour.

Lizard, Cornwall on SW coast path

Lizard, Cornwall on SW coast path

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Mullion

Walking round the Lizard, Cornwall from west to east brings you to the very small harbour of Mullion. When we were there the sea was rough and waves were occasionally crashing over the outer wall. Unfortunately the only other couple that was there at this time seemed unaware of the danger and before we could warn them a wave crashed against the outer wall, reared up and fell down onto the woman knocking her to the floor and pushing her towards the inner harbour. Needless to say we helped them off the outer wall to safety.   Sam_3317

Later on this small fisherman’s hut took my attention and I had to paint it. What an amazing place.

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Milford on Sea, Hampshire

 

Just to the south of Ringwood lies Milford on Sea milford on seawhich is a great place to walk and admire the distant views of the Isle of Wight which is at its closest hereabouts. The cliffs are fragile but the local beach hut owners know how to enjoy their beach which is delightfully  uncommercialised.

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Low tide at St Ives

St Ives low tideThe sun shone and the wind was light – a typical low tide day at St Ives harbour beach.

The light gives a greenish tinge to the shallow water and everyone seemed to be relaxed.

I had to paint this calm scene, as a departure from my normal like of pounding waves and dramatic coasts.

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Ibsley Bridge

avon bridgeIt was a lovely day without too much wind so I decided to cycle down to the bridge at Ibsley over the river Avon and try some watercolour painting en plein air.

I sat next to the river which flowed deep and clear with long waving water weeds and the swans cruising around.

I have often admired this bridge built with dressed Purbeck Stone in the late 1700s, upgraded in the 1930s and is grade II listed.

 

 

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