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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7-8 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)


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.


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  …


July 13, 2013  'beach at Millendreath'   Jane Tims

July 13, 2013 ‘beach at Millendreath’ Jane Tims


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


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

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


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


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

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


Copyright   2013   Jane Tims

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  1. I LOVE your watercolour style. Bravo!


    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


      jane tims

      August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

  2. Hi Jane, I love your watercolors!


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    August 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

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