Saturday, September 27, 2008

St Ives 1


we spent a pleasant day in St Ives, the light has a beautiful, clear quality, laying bare the cluttered, hemmed in streets leading down to and surrounding the harbour. Below is a little pastel of St Ives by Bryan Pearce. One can begin to understand his unusual use of perspective when one sees the gentle curve of the rows of houses as they run towards the harbour (this is not the best example of this effect in his work but it is very characteristic of his idiosyncratic style. For more see link).


or in celebration of our transatlantic links, this painting by Effie Fortune in 1923 (see link and comment)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of our favourite places in the whole world! We think you took photo number 4 outside the Grey Mullet, where we stayed in our pre-children days. The girls love going to the Barbara Hepworth garden. Lovely memories from seeing these photos.

Lisa

spot said...

Thanks Lisa. Is Spike's blog a work in progress or not?

Anonymous said...

Spike has forgotten how he named his profile, so feels he's hit a bit of a doggy dead end at the moment. Perhaps Spot can help?

Lisa

spot said...

spike was at

http://the-art-of-being-
spike.blogspot.com/

spot