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.

August 04, 2016

Snapshots of a summer evening










Summer time... and the livin' is easy.

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July 01, 2016

#FridayPainting : Freedom, Constantine Bay, Cornwall

Drive with me

Do the things you won't believe
Drive with me
Past the city and down to the sea
Crushing dreams
Leave me be
I cannot sleep

Drive with me
Past the city and down to the sea
Crushing dreams
Leave in peace
Let me be

Excerpt from 'Sea Song' by the British alternative rock band the Doves (another band I love to play when I'm painting... ).  Read more about them on their excellent blog: DovesMusicBlog

Painting above: Freedom, Constantine Bay, Cornwall

You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery
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June 17, 2016

#FridayPainting : The Magic of Polzeath

Escape the everyday along the windswept shore.
Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray.
Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs.
Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage.
Lively, spirited and totally joyful.

Written by one of my heroines - the wonderful British parfumeur Jo Malone

Painting above:  The Magic of Polzeath

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