nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

on the beach at Millendreath 7-8

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church at St. Martin (image from Street View)

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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)

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On Day 8 of my virtual bike trip along the coast of Cornwall, I did three watercolors of the countryside.  I can’t keep this up, but for now, I am enjoying learning about watercolor technique.  My plan is to practice, using the scenes of Cornwall as my inspiration, and later, do a series of watercolors ‘en plein air‘ in an area of New Brunswick I know well.

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I began my biking in Millendreath on the beach looking toward Looe Island.  I love the band of red seaweed, left by the waves at high tide.  My waves need work – I have tried leaving white space and then highlighting the areas later with Titanium White, but this does not allow for splashy detail in the waves.  I plan to try a product called ‘resist’ – it keeps small areas free of paint until it is removed.  The name Millendreath sounds like it comes straight from the Lord of the Rings  …

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July 13, 2013  'beach at Millendreath'   Jane Tims

July 13, 2013 ‘beach at Millendreath’ Jane Tims

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In St. Martin, I passed by the Parish church …

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July 13, 2013  'Parish Church, St. Martin'  Jane Tims

July 13, 2013 ‘Parish Church, St. Martin’ Jane Tims

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On the high land above Millendreath, the scenes are of distant hills and fields …

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July 13, 2013  'countryside near St. Martin'  Jane Tims

July 13, 2013 ‘countryside near St. Martin’ Jane Tims

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Copyright   2013   Jane Tims

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  1. I LOVE your watercolour style. Bravo!

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    Jane Fritz

    August 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    • Hi Jane. Thanks! My biggest challenges are 1. keep the brush water clean and 2. maintain white space. Jane

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      jane tims

      August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

  2. Hi Jane, I love your watercolors!

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    August 7, 2013 at 9:00 am


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