As well as Sennen and the mines we ventured to the East side of the peninsular on several occasions - usually because we thought we would have better luck in poor weather with a harbour such as Mousehole. Two sessions at Mousehole produced several rather grey paintings, the least grey of which is this one:
|Falling Tide, Mousehole|
I think this was the day when the wind caught the new umbrella fixed to my easel and lifted the whole lot sideways, spewing kit all over the harbour wall and propelling a tube of Naples Yellow into the water. That brave fellow Worthington immediately dived in and rescued it for me.
On a particularly rough day, Michael Worthington and I made our way to the little cove of Porthgwarra and enjoyed some wet spray whilst painting this sort of thing:
|Heavy Seas, Porthgwarra|
I did two more versions before we decided we were sufficiently drenched to need a cup of tea (on these occasions the Kelly Kettle comes into its own). By that time too, the waves were actually rising well above the horizon line.
A fine morning spent at Perranuthnoe, looking SW towards St Michaels Mount and NE into the local bay, netted Michael and I two more views. We also had a good session at Cape Cornwall, back on the West side. My second painting there was of the open air pool, which is refilled every high tide. 3 brave souls in wet suits tried it for a while but it was a very cold day:
|The Open Air Pool, Cape Cornwall|
|Irish Lady from Pedn Men Dhu (in 20 minutes)|
|Irish Lady from Pedn Men Dhu|
Finally a few more 6x4 postcards:
|Nearing Sunset, Sennen 6x4|
|Wave Study 1, Sennen Beach 4x6|
|Wave Study With Gannet Fishing 4x6|
|Zawn A Bal, Botallack 8x10|