Quick sketch on the way to Black Tor woods one of the oldest and highest English oak woods in the country. Here we are between Meldon Reservoir and the woods taking a breather.
Penny Rumble Art Summer Newsletter
Hurrah for summer! The days are long and languid. Heat shimmers off the tarmac and reflects across the sea.
A holiday on Dartmoor gave me a break from blue and I made many sketches for a small painting project some of which should be ready for the show in St Ives next September. Think I'll call it Dipping into Devon. Especially as this is the first time I've crossed the Tamar in years!
Sea Calendar Series
The long awaited Sea Calendar booklet is selling well and the show at The Old Coastguard in Mousehole is on until the end of July. The opening was brilliant with a packed bar and dining room and Craggs Law playing their hearts out on fiddle and melodeon.
I've run a couple of events there in their wonderful garden and am planning The Great Atlantic Wave a childrens workshop involving yards of lining paper and lots of white paint.
Long After Sunset oil on canvas Sea Calendar Series December
St Michaels Way
The book is written and the sketches finished. I'm now passing it on to loyal friends and proof readers. It has been great fun putting together the story of medieval pilgrims and the story of our own little trio: Simon, Poppy and myself.
This one is called The Gap as Poppy was forever practising her vanishing skills.
I plan to publish the book with sketches as they have more immediacy and viewers can experience the walk without getting their feet all muddy! However the paintings that will come from the sketches will be a new experiment for me as the landscapes will be much more impressionistic.