Category Archives: Porthleven

New Porthleven Paintings 4

The final Porthleven painting in this series is a view from Institute Hill. The Indian Yellow sun bounces and rebounds off natural stone and whitewash alike. The shadows of the lane take on the warm hues of the sky. Sunlight … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 3

The slipway at Porthleven harbour is a favourite viewpoint. In this version, I like the way the shadow on the slipway, thrown by the railings, draws the viewer down into the harbour and out past the lazy upturned dinghys basking … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 2

For this second Porthleven painting (which is now with the Customs House Gallery), what initially drew me to the view was the combination of the iron strut straddling the harbour wall and the dynamic top line of the wall sweeping around … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 1

I’ve been working on a series of paintings of Porthleven. I think they are about ready to go off to the Customs House Gallery. In this composition my eye was caught by activity on one of the harbour walls. I like the way these … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven Harbour from the Slipway

One of the distinctive elements of Porthleven is its series of harbour walls, acting as a system of baffles against the caprices of the Atlantic Ocean. From the vantage point of the slipway at the head of the harbour they lead, … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – The Ship Inn at Porthleven

The trinity of elements I was keen to include in this composition were the Ship Inn, the old lifeboat house and the fishing boat. In the foreground, the boat seems to be as constant as the harbour wall against which … Continue reading

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O3 Gallery – Porthleven from Institute Hill

In this second view of Porthleven, looking down Institute Hill, I was initially entranced by the soft blue and mauve shadows on the tall Institute building and the silvery granite stone walls of the lane running directly towards the pier in this ‘contre-jour’ … Continue reading

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