Welcome to the blog of Melanie McDonald ! I'm a professional artist, my life is divided between my home in Newquay, Cornwall and my renovation project - an 18th Century farm - in North Brittany, France. My inspiration comes from the beautiful beaches, skies and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Scotland. This is where I share my paintings and photographs, I hope it inspires you.

March 03, 2017

#FridayPainting - Between the winds, between the waves

Between the here, between the now
Between the north, between the south
Between the west, between the east
Between the time, between the place

From the shell
A song of the sea
Neither quiet nor calm
Searching for love again
Mo ghrá (My love)

Between the winds, between the waves
Between the sands, between the shore
From the shell
A song of the sea
Neither quiet nor calm
Searching for love again

Between the stones, between the storm
Between belief, between the sea
Tá mé i dtiúin (I am in tune)

The beautiful haunting song lyrics from the Irish animated movie "Song of the Sea" sung by Lisa Hannigan, (love to paint along to her music in the studio....)

Painting above named after the song!  Between the winds, between the waves

You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery

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November 25, 2016

NEW! Paintings of Rock and the Camel Estuary

Morning Calm near Rock

Hi friends! I've moved into a new painting studio!  Our old farmhouse kitchen is now freed up for long awaited renovation, (more on that later!).  Meanwhile, in my lovely, new studio space, I've been busy... here are my latest originals, hope you like them....

 Taking time out, Rock, Cornwall

 Family time near Padstow, Cornwall

 A new day, Rock, Cornwall

 One fine day, Camel Estuary, Cornwall

Nature's gift, Daymer Bay, Cornwall

You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery
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November 18, 2016

#FridayPainting: Only the ocean

Only the ocean

Hold on to the thread
The currents will shift
Glide me towards
You know something's left
And we're all allowed
To dream of the next
Oh, the next, time we touch

You don't have to stray
Tho oceans away
Waves roll in my thoughts
Hold tight the ring
The sea will rise
Please stand by the shore
Oh, I will be
I will be there once more

Lyrics to Oceans by the awesome band 'Pearl Jam' - inspired by vocalist Eddie Vedder's love of surfing and his wife Beth.

Painting above: Only the ocean

You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery
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