Sunday, 15 February 2015

A verdigris kind of day....

It's been a beautiful day down here in St Ives today so we decided to go for a walk along the coastal path to Carbis Bay...along the way we took a slight detour to Porthminster Point.  So glad that we went down that way! There is a pebble beach but the access was a little tricky (may be better when the tide is out?) we had spotted the fantastic green colours on the rock so wanted to get a better look.  This involved a rather undignified scramble down the rocks for me (also too 2 attempts because I was chicken!) but wow it was worth it....There must be a copper seam running through the rocks causing the amazing colouration. As you can see LOTS of photos were taken.  I've printed a few of them out for inspiration for some verdigris panels - not sure I can achieve the vivid greens seen here though?
 
























As we continued to Carbis Bay the railway bridge also offered some colour & texture....









Last night I had a little go on the sewing machine(I'm still a real novice!) but the colours I used are very appropriate for today's theme!







2 comments:

Sally MacCabe said...

Fabulous colours Sharon. These are amazing... I wish I'd seen them too! X

Gilli3684 said...

Wow, those are beautiful photos, what fantastic colours. Loving the work you are producing in what appears to be your down time....talented! x