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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Cornwall sketching

New places always inspire me to sketch and paint.  The weather recently wasn't on my side for plein air painting, so I opted to Sketch instead.   

Cornwall full of inspiration and surprises


On the way down, we stopped at Porthtowan,
and I sketched using my Concertina book

This is a good example of limiting what to draw.  There were actually a lot more buildings on the hillside, but the main focus for me is the tall building, so I kept it simple.

Another day we visited Mousehole

(no not pronounced Mouse Hole....it's actually more like
MOUZ ALL)

The little harbour had a lot of boats, but again I stuck with the ones that stood out


On our walk into Mousehole we came across the old Lifeboat Station





I'll leave you to read the following clips from the above notice





Families at the time had several of their love ones onboard the rescue vessel, and I think I'm correct in saying that following this tragic event, the RNLI brought in a rule that people from the same family couldn't go out on a rescue call together.


Another day we visited a former Mine


Namely Levant Mine - a National Trust property - and I saw an original Beam engine working
Wow! those old boys certainly knew how to make machines back in the day



















We got about in Cornwall quite a bit, and I even cycled a few times...No, I didn't sketch whilst I cycled!

This next sketch was from the car (it was cold and windy that day)





in fact I completed this later


The next is more of an observational sketch than scenic.  We parked up and had a coffee
 - well what else would I do whilst sitting there -
Yes you guessed, I Sketched

It's fascinating People Watching

This was at Gwithian 


We then drove further along the road to another car park and walked across the headland




So glad we walked, as there was a spot where you could look down onto a secluded beach
and guess what, there were lots of seals there













Our trip to Cornwall was certainly worth it.




10 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely place to visit and I like your sketches. Glad I didn't live in those times, women and children working in the mines was definitely hard work for them. Lovely for you to see those seals.

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    1. Back in the day, it must have been very hard on them, doesn't bear thinking about, does it!

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  2. What a fabulous trip to Cornwall.
    I really enjoyed your photographs, sketches and all the information, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  3. Lovely sketches, thanks for the tour!

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  4. Aw, I wanted it to be pronounced like it's spelled. Much more fun...... Wonderful sketches! I feel like I was there! :)

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  5. What a great post about your trip to Cornwall! Interesting read! And of course, I love your sketches! I particularly love the harbour view with the hint of houses in the background!

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    1. Thanks Judy, each and everyone of the sketches were fun to do. Plus, it's nice to look back through my sketchbook at a later date, takes me right back there to that time I was drawing. Isn't painting amazing! :)

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