Sunday, 12 April 2015


It's four weeks now since we watched the film.

I picked it up in Falmouth Library because I liked the title, knowing nothing of the history we watched and were transported onto the north Cornish coast.

The film was called. 'The wrecking season' by Nick and Jane Darke. 

Since then I've read 'Held by the Sea' by Jane Darke. If ever there was a book written for someone who has lost (a strange term but this morning I can't think of a better one) someone they love dearly this is the book to read. Not all of those crappy bereavement books that people seem to think are the right thing to give you. This book is the one to read or give to someone who needs it. I wish I had had it 13 years ago, it would have helped. It has helped.
This wonderful writer is so eloquent in the way she describes the total isolation that you feel even with your family around you.

We have since watched 'The art of Catching Lobsters' by Jane Darke. With silent tears flowing down our cheeks.

I now have a hundred and one paintings twirling and swirling around along the strandlines in my head..

Monday, 23 March 2015

Paper boats.. Almost finished..

A long last look and a final tweek and I'm done.
 Then what to call them, and what price to put on them.. Always a dilemma..

Oh and yes... I did paint over them... In cadmium red!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Paper boats

I've been working on two large canvases this past week, enjoying the challenge and working with one of my favorite subjects... Boats.
But this time they are made of paper.
Not the easiest thing to capture on canvas but all good so far.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Bathing Belles are finished..

I must have looked strange to anyone watching me whilst I was out collecting slate with my straw basket and sturdy boots and because it's was very windy here in the West, my funny stripey hat that looks decidedly odd filled with all of my hair.

I must have looked such an odd character. Come to think of it. Probably no more than usual.

But it was so exciting when I found a piece the perfect shape for an idea running through my head.. It is the little things in life for sure...