Monday Inspiration – Porthcothan

Almost every year we make a family trip down to Cornwall. It’s a chance to unwind a little (children permitting) and embrace some truly magnificent landscape. Here’s a few snapshots of the area we were in, around Porthcothan Bay, which gets wonderful sunsets and reveals a glorious stretch of sand at high tide. We’ve stayed in Porthcothan many times, but each visit provides something new. It’s always inspirational and it’s great to let the kids explore the rock pools and play in the surf. The light at the end of the day is usually quite dramatic! Here’s another attempt to capture a time-lapse of the setting sun (the camera dropped from it’s position at one point!) but it’s still a nice reminder of the fiery colours and rolling clouds. I haven’t painted many seascapes in recent years… the ‘Waves at Looe’ was my last feature canvas at least (you can see that older image featured on this greeting card). These trips always leave me itching to do more.