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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 1

I’ve been working on a series of paintings of Porthleven. In this composition my eye was caught by activity on one of the harbour walls. I like the way these walls traverse and interrupt the inconstant waters of the harbour, the cross … 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 – 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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