I have been inspired... I went to see an exhibition today that has left me with a real sense of both frustration & awe. In equal measures I am inspired to make my art better, & yet I also want to throw my work away & snap my brushes for good.
Luckily my muse is clapping her hands in joy & asking to go back again next weekend... so I don't think I'll be quitting any time soon. :)
Usually fine art exhibitions are predominantly oil paintings, but I was happy to see that this one was at least 50% watercolours! And what watercolours they were.... *sighs* not to mention the immense size of many of them, I could have spent hours peering at the brush strokes behind the glass & trying to imagine the steps taken to achieve this magic :) Well, I did spend hours... but I would have taken even longer had my Husband not been flitting from room to room & coming back to fetch me to see HIS favourites. lol
*Read below for a description of the exhibition & a few images that I could find online - although they don't even come close to capturing the true beauty of these originals in the flesh!*
Penlee House Museum & Gallery has been created in a stunning Victorian building that was once a house set in beautiful gardens. It now includes a beautiful gallery (upstairs & downstairs), a cafe in the Orangery, & magical gardens. Penlee House is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - 1940).