'Cornish Rocks'

'Cornish Rocks'

Wonderful painting, Lesley, great light effect on the water and the rocks.

Beautiful result Lesley, the contre jour works wonderfully, there's so much depth to this ( excuse the pun)

Wonderful study. Super light and shade Lesley. The rock in the foreground with the reflections is great. I know it's just the photo, though the darks do look very" black" on my screen. Very distinctive style and I think this is a really good painting.

Superb Lesley!

Wonderful wet rocks and not a boat in sight Lesley.

Oh Lesley, I can walk over those rocks and feel them under my feet! Wonderful palette, cool yet with the warmth of rocks which have felt the sun.

Thanks everyone for such lovely comments, I had great fun painting this, glad you like it :)

You must be well pleased with this one Lesley. The light especially the contre jour effect is beautiful

Thanks Derek :) It's my first go, after sitting on those rocks painting small en plein air for a week, at a studio painting. I'm looking forward to trying some more whilst it's all still fresh in my memory.

Fab rocks!

Thanks Shirley and Darragh :)

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25 x 30 cms oil on canvas. I spent last week in Cornwall painting plein air on the rocks around St Ives. By the end of the week I'd learned a lot, even though I'm not happy with the results. I took several photos to work from in the studio, this is the first of the studio paintings. I particularly love the light in Cornwall, and especially contre jour.

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Lesley Dabson

I love to paint water, with boats, buildings or simply the water in oils. I'm a regular at life drawing sessions where I usually get covered in charcoal!

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