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.

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
Or come and say Hello, ask a question (love to hear from you!), and chat with me on Twitter
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November 04, 2016

#FridayPainting : Sunset, Harlyn, North Cornwall

Autumn leaves
Beauty's got a hold on me
Autumn leaves
Pretty as can be

You'll get by, move it on and let fate decide
And those watercoloured memories
Soft as a summer's breeze
You're as pretty as can be

Excerpt from Sand River written by Paul David Webb.

I discovered this beautiful song last week when I was painting in the studio.  Sung by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, it's just perfect for reflecting on a new painting...

Painting above: Sunset, Harlyn, North Cornwall from a selection of small paintings on paper.

You can take a look at all my paintings at - Melanie McDonald Gallery
Or come and say Hello, ask a question (love to hear from you!), and chat with me on Twitter
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