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.

October 07, 2012

October Light, St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Painting: Late October Light, Mount's Bay, Cornwall

October is my favourite month.  When the sun hangs low, like a gleaming disc in an indigo sky.  When the light is dark gold and mysterious tapering inky purple shadows appear along the shore.  Both stone and sand sparkle, bejewelled in the slanting light.  St.Michael's Mount motionless like a great ship docked in the bay, topped with a small child's flag.  The ultramarine sea glistens, someone laughs.  The rooftops and spires of Marazion shimmer and a dazzling white gull flies at a great height.  My dog barks intently.  October remembered, mirage-like.  Autumn shadows, like memory itself.

Painting: Late October Walk, St.Michael's Mount, Cornwall
Painting: Early Winter's Light, St.Michael's Mount, Cornwall
Painting: Bright Light, Cool Breeze, The Mount, Cornwall
Painting: Magical St.Michael's Mount, Late October, Cornwall

Prints and Canvas Wrap Prints of the above paintings hand-made to order.

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