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Mother Ivey’s Campsite

Watercolour sketching at Trevose Head. We were camping down in Cornwall for the weekend. Staying at the lovely Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park. Which is very well set-up and has a lovely quiet beach, just a short stroll away.
We had been booked into Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park for some time​. The weather forecast was rather poor, so we were expecting wind, rain and to be a bit chilly. However, we were pleasantly surprised when the sun came out to greet us on Saturday morning (we arrived on Friday evening) and stayed with us all weekend.
A 90% chance of rain was given on Sunday morning, but the sun still smiled on us and we were able to get our large tent down dry! There is nothing worse than a large soggy tent to be taken home and dried out.

Watercolour sketch of Trevose Head with the Merope Rocks and the Lifeboat Station.

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Merope Rocks and the Lifeboat Station

Sitting sketching with just the sound of Skylarks singing above me, Oystercatchers peeping and the odd paddleboarder going past.

Materials Used

These sketches were drawn or painted in an A4 Arboretta heavy-weight 160g/m sketch pad. Sketched out quickly first with a 6B pencil, before adding watercolour. I use my trusty Winsor & Newton, watercolour field paint box, with two round brushes, sable no.1 & no.6.

On the Coast Path

Strolling a little way along the coast path, with my A4 sketch pad to do a sketch or two. I took with me a 6B pencil, graphite stick and my pocket watercolour set. I loved the delightful old, rusty tin-roofed barn below.

Pencil and watercolour sketch of an Old Barn on the Cornish Coast Path.


The architectural​ Merope Rocks again this time in the evenings grey light.

Watercolour sketch of the Merope Rocks at Trevose Head.

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