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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Painting on the Quay day


All set for the annual Painting on the Quay day in the Old Harbour, Newlyn...


despite the heavy mist that enveloped the harbour a handful of hardy local artists including Tim Hall and Henrietta Graham set up their easels...


and brushes...


and put down the first few strokes in charcoal to sketch in the outline picture on canvas...



Tim using a framing aid to structure the work...


and capture the scene from his point of view...


as the Cornwall Painting Holidays pair settled down to concentrate on making a start getting some paint on the canvas before the drizzle turned to rain...


while an unabashed event organiser and long-time lugger enthusiast John Lambourn, owner of the restored St Ives lugger, Ripple talks the history behind 'paint up' days and fishing boats...


by now the tide has just turned...


and, like Canute before them, the artists fail to halt its progress as the scene then changes before their eyes...


but the initial sketches...


have already caught the scene...


and the main subject areas blocked in...


from the working pallette...


another painting has been bugun from another point of view...


as the heavy mist lifts...


the business of the port continues as the Twilight III heads out through the gaps...


and painting party day 2017...


draws to a close as high water approaches.