August St. Ives Art workshop

Lots of inspiration coming from my trip to St Ives in Cornwall.

Really enjoyed a three day art workshop at the St Ives School of Painting where we sketched around the beach of Porthmeor beach every morning. The aim was to capture lots of interesting textures, then we started soaking the paper in pools of seawater before adding natural mineral dyes and sand! The results were quite liberating to say the least!  After lunch we began working up the sketches into abstract paintings – this was the part where the work demands lots of letting go to push marks and ideas further.

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