Two weeks later I had to return to Cornwall so grabbed the opportunity to paint when I could.
Did two studies of the harbour at Portscatho near Falmouth. It was a wonderful breezy day with sharp clear light,. The sea in so many blues and full of energy in the sunlight.
Another speedy oil-sketch above, attempt to catch something of the scene
... and a view form my friends veranda, the estuary of the River Fowey, looking across towards a china clay loading factory where huge ships arive to take the clay. There is one docked there, the prow can just be seen on the RH side past the trees, green and dull red above the waterline, it needs slightly enhancing to make it more noticeable. The tide was out but also my supply of white paint so I could't render the foreground as well as I'd have liked.