Friday, July 03, 2009

Silver Morning

Silver Morning.
Watercolour
40cm x 50cm or 16 inches x 20 inches

Very early morning at the mouth of the Helford River. Under the veil of mist and low cloud, the water is broken into tiny shards of new light by just a breath of air, more like a sigh than a breeze. Birds are quiet too, just the occasional cry of an oyster catcher. The light is like silver, a fine thin silver sheen over everything.

Detail of the opposite shore.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound.
Watercolour.
40cm x 40cm or 16 inches x 16 inches

This beautiful old sloop sailing just past August Rock up towards Helford or maybe Gweek. Timeless images, field patterns in the evening light with a ship under tan sails gliding quietly past. What a lovely thing.

Detail of the above painting.