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.

September 16, 2012

New painting

Night's elbows rested on the water, and falling stars glanced off its brittle shards.
Moths lit up the sky.  There wasn't a moon.
He could swim, with his one arm.  She with her two.
His skin was salty.  Hers too.
He left no footprints in sand, no ripples in water, no image in mirrors.
She could have touched him with her fingers, but she didn't.
They just stood together.
Skin to skin.
A powdery, coloured breeze lifted her hair and blew it like a rippled shawl around his armless shoulder, that ended abruptly, like a cliff.

Sumptuous prose - an excerpt from The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Painting: Evening Walk on the Wild Beach, (Pors ar Villec), Locquirec, Brittany

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