The Saltaire Studio

Daily Diary at Brisons Veor - Days 5 to 8

Daily Diary at Brisons Veor - Days 5 to 8

Day 5 at Brison Veor — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Day 5 and I’m trying to structure my days around the weather.... problem is the weather seems to do whatever it likes round here! So on my morning walk for the paper I saw a rainbow on the horizon - you may be able to make it out on the photo. It was beautiful and so unusual.

Rainbow on the horizon — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

My morning walk really inspired my warm up paintings where I tried to capture the rich greens and browns of the fields - clearly all that rain!

I then worked on my Saltaire arts trail postcards. I’ve painted four and they will go up for sale at £5 each during the arts trail and proceeds will go to a local charity, The Cellar Trust. Make sure you get there early to snap up a bargain.

Warm-up painting inspired by my morning walk — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Postcards for Saltaire Arts Trail. For more details: http://www.saltaireinspired.org.uk/send-us-a-postcard-2018-postcard-exhibition/ — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Finally finished the day with a hike north of the cape where there were tin mines galore to be found!

Tin mines... — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Did someone mention Poldark? — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Actually finally is feet up with a bottle of beer 😝 

Day 6 at Brisons Veor — at Cape Cornwall. 

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor 

Day 6 - I think the word they use to describe the weather we’ve had is changeable 😂. Woken up by rain hammering on the window this morning which was quite welcome to be honest as it’s deathly silent where the bedrooms are on the ground floor. Have stopped reading my scandi noir book because it’s just a bit too dark and quiet sometimes!

The weather had an influence on my warm up paintings this morning as they are almost monochrome! Still the walls are nicely filling up with paintings.

Weather inspired paintings — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

I may be taking over the studio downstairs soon!— at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Was a bit puzzled later in the afternoon because I could here this booming noise followed by what could only be described as someone trying to pull a wheelie bin up the cliff side... turned out to be some big waves pummelling the rocks. Will post a video separately - it was pretty awesome to watch.

Day finished with some glorious sunshine and spectacular clouds. Oh and a 3 mile round trek to get the bottle of wine I forgot to pick up this morning... doh! Must remember to make a list..

Plenty of clouds of doom with the Brisons in silhouette — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor 

More clouds of doom over St Just — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

And out comes the sunshine! — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Day 7 at Brisons Veor — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Day 7 was a big sky day! The weather has been glorious today although a tad on the chilly side. Saying that there was some nutter swimming out from Priest’s cove in a bikini! As I was sat there like an old granny with my woolly hat on and waterproofs tutting to myself 😂

Weather is once again influencing my paintings. — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Big big sky at Priest’s Cove — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Sunset looking down to Cape Clear — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Bit of a frustrating day painting wise where I’m spending too long on a painting and not getting very far with it. Never mind tomorrow is another day and hopefully another sunny day!

On the plus side the mister had stashed an Easter egg for me yay - shame I left it in the sun though 🤪Had the butter dish in the same place for the last 2 days and it’s still hard as rock... tell me how that works?

Melted chocolate egg.... — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor Hotel Chocolate Melty Egg

Day 8 at Brisons Veor - I’ve been here a week now!— at Cape Cornwall. 

 Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Day 8 and I eventually got to play on the beach yeah! It’s a rocky beach and the pebbles are mahoosive! And so round. Clearly get quite a bashing from the sea.

Dinosaur eggs on the beach 😜 — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Old tin mine or alternatively somewhere to stash noisy kids 😝 — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Glorious rock pools — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

No walking for me today though as needed to give the old legs a bit of a rest after all that stomping around for the last 8 days.

Yesterday’s glorious weather and big skies were a feature in today’s paintings and they have really brought a splash of colour to the walls.

Yesterday’s BIG skies influencing today’s paintings. — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

Lots of colour on the wall today. — at Cape Cornwall.

Paula Dunn Artist at Brisons Veor

One more week to go and I’m starting to move some of the work to the downstairs to studio now to create room.

Right time for some G&T and gazing out to sea 🍸

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Part 3 of this blog covers days 5 to 8 of the daily diary. 

Oil and cold wax workshops