Newlyn School of Art with Landscape artist Imogen Bone.
I recently spent 4 days on the coastal paths of Cornwall going back to basics and trying new techniques with one of my favourite contemporary artists.
Getting out on the coastal path is one of my favourite things, even if the weather is showery and changeable! ... in fact trying to capture the feeling of a changing scene is one of the best challenges. Experiencing a new stretch of coastline is great for fresh eyes and new ways of looking as well as working on loosening up to capture more feeling in my work.
We were spoiled for choice heading out to Cape Cornwall, Sennen, Botallack and beautiful Marazion.
When working in a group it's amazing to see how everyone produces such different work from the same view and sharing the experience adds to the joy of what is for me, usually quite a lone pursuit!
Being out on the blustery headland at Botallack looking down the coastline was one of my favourite spots and tucking ourselves out of the wind seal spotting at high tide Cape Cornwall.
There was a good balance of basic mark making and preliminary sketching and I'm looking forward to taking these practices back to my own stretch of coastline and then working up some finished paintings back in the studio.
...there was also plenty of tea, biscuits and critique back at the studio in Newlyn!