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George’s Picture

During the Botallack exhibition I stayed at the Trevaylor Caravan and Camping Park in Botallack. Just perfect. Eight hundred yards from the Count House, great food very friendly bar and welcoming hosts Charlie and Michelle. On the first day of my exhibition Charlie and Michelle came to have a look and brought their children along. I thought no more about this until on the night I left their young boy George showed me the drawing he had done of the card he had chosen when visiting the exhibition. Priceless moment.

The Botallack Exhibition 27th – 29th May 2013

Here are some photos of the Botallack exhibition.  After clearing the 365 paintings from the Mayflower gallery in Plymouth on Sunday Evening I arrived to set up the Botallack on Monday morning. What was I thinking of. Anyway it was an amazing location. Thanks to Bob at the National Trust for helping to make this exhibition happen.  

The Plymouth Exhibition May 2013

Here are some photos taken of the exhibition in the Mayflower Sailing Club from 22nd – 26th May 2013, with preview night on 21st May.   Thanks to everyone for helping to make the exhibition possible.  

Monday 20th May DAY 365

Here is the time lapse video of my painting of the purple rock at Bovisand on Monday 20th May. Day 365. Done it. Music:- Pat Lewis “It will never be over for me”. Thanks to everybody for your support.

Today’s painting of the Mew Stone from Wembury

Here is the time lapse video of today’s painting of the Great Mew Stone from Wembury.

Today’s painting of Mount Edgcumbe from Plymouth Hoe

Here is the time lapse video of todays painting of Mount Edgcumbe and drake’s Island from Plymouth Hoe What a superb day. I should have been stressed about setting up exhibition and chose this location because it was close to gallery. However it was rammed and I had a great time. Great company and great weather. Met loads new people and my mate Eddy watch the whole painting and explained to a constant flow of watchers what it was all about. The kids who met me at Bovisand through the cliffs turned up again today and so did Del from the Plymouth Art Club. Really indulged myself. Feel so very lucky.

Today’s painting of the Mew Stone from Devil’s Point

Here is the time lapse video of today’s painting of the Mew Stone from Devil’s Point. Lots of good people today including Darren Greep and Chris Robinson. Darren was painted with his family in one of Robert Lenkiewicz’s paintings. The painting is currently on loan to Germany.

Todays painting of Drake’s Island from Jenny Cliff

Here is the time lapse I made of todays painting of Drake’s Island from outside the café at Jenny Cliff. Great day bit cold at the start but really warmed up and very busy by lunch time. Lots of interesting people.

Todays painting of Fort Picklecombe, Kingsand & Cawsand from the Mount Batten Breakwater

Here is todays painting of Fort Picklecombe, Kingsand and Cawsand from the Mount Batten Breakwater. Disaster truck today as just when I was finishing a gust of wind blew over the camera tripod and the camera lens smashed. I managed to get a used replacement and a stronger tripod. Rather now than in 5 days time on the last day. Any way the images were still on the memory stick so here is the video.

Today’s painting of the Great Mew Stone from Wembury Point

Here is today’s painting of the Great Mew Stone and Little Mew from the National Trust car park at Wembury point. with this being seven days from the finish of the 365 it gave me the chance to use one of my favourite tunes in the video.

Today’s painting of Plymouth Sound breakwater from Sandy Parlour (Bovisand)

Here is the timelapse video of todays painting of the Breakwater in Plymouth Sound from Sandy Parlour (Bovisand). Met lots of interesting people again, including Christine the artist and Janet a photographer who teaches disadvantaged children to sail. One week to go.

Drake’s Island from Devil’s Point

Here is the time lapse video of today’s painting of Drake’s Island from Devil’s Point. Take no notice of the name – this is one of the friendliest places I have painted at. Full of happy people. Cheers to you all, including Caroline, Steve and a really interesting guy who has just got back to work after an horrendous industrial accident. Good luck to you. This place is in the running for day 365. Not just because there are lots of shelters. Eight days and eight paintings to go.

Wembury on Cup Final Day

It has been my life’s ambition to be at Wembley on Cup Final Day. I will have to get a new sat nav though. Still here we go, here we go, here we go…..

Bovisand 2nd Beach or Crownhill Bay or Sandy Parlour today

Here is the time lapse of todays painting at Bovisand 2nd Beach. Very nice to meet Justin and Fi at Café Bovisands. Great pasties. Ten days and ten paintings to go. Nice to back in the area where the project started for these final few days.

Porthmeor Sunday 5th May 2013

Here is the timelapse of the painting I did of the Island (St Ives) from Carrick du. Upon leaving Carrick Du and walking towards Porthmeor I met Sally MacCabe an artist who shares a studio at the Back Road Artworks in St Ives. The works here re excellent and there is a lot of variety. Sally and some of the group are exhibiting at the Trerise gallery Hoe Road Plymouth between 8th and 22nd June 2013. This will be well worth a visit.

Portreath on Saturday 4th May 2013

Here is the timelapse of the painting I did from the back of my vehicle in the rain at Portreath Car Park on Saturday 4th May 2013. Met the walkers as they started among them was Emma of the National Trust who when I mentioned that I was going to the Newquay Northern Soul weekender said that she had recently gone to a Northern Soul do at the Sandsifter at Gwithian. Small world I was at that do as well.

Portreath on 3rd May 2013

Here is the timelapse of the painting I did of Gull Rock, Western Hill and Portreath Beach on Friday 3rd May 2013. Met Kate and Alison Piotrowicz while I was painting. Alison is an artist and her excellent work can be seen in the Atlantic Bar on the Sea Front at Portreath. I missed the walkers on their walk today while painting in front of the car park office I guess I was out of sight but when I went to the Atlantic for a coffee there was Linda and Liz who had just completed the charity walk getting a well earned drink.

Coverack Yesterday and Wednesday

Arrived Coverack Wednesday afternoon (!st May) and completed this painting. Then went to the Paris Hotel for a beer and fish and chips. Good food and fantastic views from the restaurant. Then stayed the night at a lovely B&B called Fernleigh woke up to an amazing view of the sunset in Coverack Harbour from my bedroom window. Went down first thing to paint this picture of Coverack harbour. Met the charity walkers in the morning and had a very interesting chat from Justine from the National Trust explaining the unique geographic nature of Coverack. Met lots of nice people today including two other artists, Joy Micallef who runs a portrait group in Coverack and Reg Lewis who took gave me a cup of tea when I had finished the painting and then took me to his garage to reveal an easel one time owned by one Robert Lenkiewicz. Also metRead More