Day 1 - So I’ve arrived safely at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall for my two week residency. The views from the house are absolutely stunning and I fear I will spend the whole two weeks just staring out to sea! Today will be all about settling in and exploring the area. Tomorrow it’s down to work!
Day 2 has been about getting to know the area. Started the day with a walk to pick up a paper. Thought I’d run back to the house and took a different and rather muddy route back - not much running actually happened 😝
Erm maybe I should have brought my wellies 😂
There’s a lot of these signs around here 💀
View of Brisons Veor from a very long pull up to the cliffs.
Spent some time moving furniture around and setting everything up and got down to painting. After a good stint of painting I finished the day with a walk up to the cliffs opposite Brisons Veor. I am suitably worn out now and in need of a beer 😂
Studio set up and ready for painting.
Couple of warm ups to start the painting.
Day 3 at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall
Day 3 ended up being all about the weather! My morning walk was glorious with the sun returning to Cape Cornwall. My morning was spent on some quick warm up paintings inspired by yesterday’s sunset reflecting off the cliffs. Clearly missing home as good old Yorkshire crept into my paintings later in the day 😂
Beautiful walk to the paper shop this morning although my legs are really starting to feel these hills
Sunset inspired paintings and a view of Priest’s cove from the house.
God’s own series is resurrected. Oil and cold wax on Arches paper.
Day finished off with a climb up to the coast guards station at the back of the house. Bit blowy up there and was drenched by the time I got back! The house clearly gets the brunt of the weather when it is foul! Now hunkering down for the rest of the night.
Hey where’d the sun go?
What you can’t see is me holding on desperately trying not to get blown off
Sennen and Lands End can be seen in the distance — in Sennen Cove.
Day 4 at Brisons Veor — in Sennen Cove.
Day 4 involved way too much walking and a whole load of mud! From the house you can see across to Lands End and just before that is a place called Sennen which has a farmer’s market on Tuesdays. So off I toddled for my 5 mile walk.... by the time I got back to Brisons Veor I had clocked up 25,000 steps, 11 miles and had climbed 172 floors. Plus I was caked in mud. Never did get to the farmers market 😂 I got the bus back....
Long way back to Brisons Veor! — in Sennen Cove.
How much mud? — in Sennen Cove.
Beautiful sandy beach at Sennen Cove. People were actually surfing! — in Sennen Cove.
Back at Brisons and the sun has come out and Sennen can be seen in the distance. — in Sennen Cove.
Warm up works inspired by my walk and the very prickly gorse which was starting to bloom. — in Sennen Cove.
Wall is starting to fill up. — in Sennen Cove.
Part 2 of this blog covers days 5 to 8 of the daily diary.