Working at Howes Strand, Kilbrittain

 

I’m just back from three days stay near Howes Strand, Kilbrittain. Howes Strand has always been one of my favourite places, dating back to when we would come on holiday and visit my Uncle Ted at Currarane. Ted died a few years ago and is much missed but his daughter Nina still has his cottage and cabin and generously let me stay so I could wander about and do some work.

Stormy seas at Howes Strand - not ideal out door painting on the beach weather

Stormy seas at Howes Strand - not ideal out door painting on the beach weather

On the first day I ventured onto the rocks with my paper firmly clipped to a board, paints and charcoal at the ready but there was a high wind and it was seriously cold so afer a couple of hours I retreated indoors. The next day was even colder but lots of walks and notes interspersed with indoor drawings resulted in some drawings I was pleased with.

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It was a wonderfully peaceful stay, but now I’m glad to be back in the warm studio at home, and looking forward to a return visit in the summer.

Small drawings resulting from the visit.

Small drawings resulting from the visit.