I have been busy in my studio painting some new seascapes and wave paintings. Inspired by the beautiful beaches around my home in Teignmouth but also by some of the beaches I visited in Cornwall this summer and autumn. Just click the images below for links to find out some more details on the individual oil paintings.
I came across this poem which I liked it is called “Sea Lyric”. Hope you enjoy.
Sea Lyric by William Stanley Braithwaite Over the seas to-night, love, Over the darksome deeps, Over the seas to-night, love, Slowly my vessel creeps. Over the seas to-night, love, Waking the sleeping foam— Sailing away from thee, love, Sailing from thee and home. Over the seas to-night, love, Dreaming beneath the spars— Till in my dreams you shine, love, Bright as the listening stars.
Treyarnon and Constantine Bay in Cornwall have been a real inspiration for a series of paintings
A short walk from Constantine sits Treyarnon Bay, a clean and sandy north west facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. To the north is Treyarnon Point and the south, Trethias Island, both of which provide some shelter. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, especially with families because the expanse of soft sands and low waters. It’s recommended in the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide in 2014 as one of the best family beaches in the Padstow area.
There are lots of sand and rock pools stretching round one side of the beach which are ideal for children to explore. These rockpools are teeming with life such as shrimps, crabs and small fish. There is even a natural “swimming pool” within the rocks to the north of the beach.
At dusk the sun turns the sky golden and disappears behind the distinctive headland
I’ve painted sunset scenes before of Perranporth Beach further south, but not of Treyarnon. But this sunset inspired me to work on a new sunset painting. The warm colours contrasting with the dark shades of the landscape really appeal.