Brittany in North-west France is a painter’s paradise. Beautiful little coves and sandy bays, with pretty villages, ancient churches and archaeological ruins aboud. I have been there four times and each time I take hundreds of photographs to bring home for painting inspiration.
The lighthouse as Ploumanac’h (yes it really is spelt like that) has a very dramatic setting. It lies on the “Pink Granite Coast” near the larger town of Perros Guirec and sits on a headland covered in huge boulders, moulded by countless centuries of erosion.
|Lighthouse at Ploumanac’h|
I managed to get the pinkish colour of the rocks using Daniel Smith paint “Terra Rosa” which is a lovely earth red which I’ve never found a use for before.
Last week I took on a challenge from Leisure Painter magazine to paint a Mediterranean courtyard for which a photograph was provided. I liked the challenge of perspective which it provided. Here is my attempt at it.
|Leisure Painter challenge|