one of the things i don't like about blogger is that its such a bloomin faff to get pictures in the order that you want them (aaargghh). I've just tried dragging this lot around and its taking forevever so here they are in the wrong order. now that little rant is over...what i wanted to say is...
one of the things i like about blogging (says she who hasn't been around here much for decades)
is the distance it gives you from your artwork, a chance to record and look again with a slightly altered eye or perspective.
i've always known that i love st ives in cornwall. it's a special place for me and one of the things i love about it is the colour. the light is special in st ives and i just love the colours of the sea, the sky, the white washed houses, the cobbled streets, the weathered boats and the rugged rocks.
i didn't realise how much this had seeped into my bones until i took these photos for this blog.
in response to a recent post helen commented that my painting reminded her of rusty boats by the sea which put a happy smile (thanks helen) on my face because i luuurrrrve rusty boats by the sea.
i didn't realise as i was painting these (unfinished as usual) canvases that they remind me of st ives...all chalky and weathered
I'm sure there's some boat shapes in there too
perhaps even a harbour wall
but this is the picture (above) that most surprised me its like i subconsciously painted the rocks the sky and the sea in my sketchbook. Even the potato print when i stamped it twice on the page came out as the cornish flag (the cornish flag is the coolist ever..a white cross on a black background). st ives must be calling me.
the final hidden message came when i checked the photos i'd taken - on top of a sketchbook i bought in st ives last year.
ahhhh if only it wasn't so far away and so expensive to stay there...house swap for the summer anyone?