Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sennen Cove



















A wonderfully moody, atmospheric card arrived from Vivien this month. I feel very priviliged to own this as it must have been drawn when she was on holiday with her family in Cornwall and even more as she describes Sennen Cove as one of her all time favourite places. Vivien has painted and drawn a whole series of studies of Sennen Cove on her blog capturing the changing light, colours and atmosphere so it's amazing to have one of these.

I feel, even without reading Vivien's words on the card, that her love of this part of the world really shines through in this image. It's stormy and grey, not the sort of weather most tourists want to see when they come here, but it's still inviting - the lines are drawing us to walk along the path to the harbour wall and take in that sea air. And what view awaits us if we just walk a little further and see what's around the corner of the building?

In the flesh it has some lovely textures but I'm not sure what Vivien has used to achieve this - perhaps pen, pencil and charcoal? Whatever was used, it is a fabulous card and I love it - thank you Vivien!

8 comments:

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful vivien!! Yes, wonderful mood..
Ronelle

Bridget Hunter said...

This brings memories of poems and stories about smugglers to mind - it has that kind of atmosphere. A really strong image and a wonderful card.

Liz Steel said...

yes- beautiful atmospheric card that draws you in!!! I love it!!

Charlene Brown said...

This could very well be the cover illustration for an intriguing novel...

Desiree said...

Lots of atmosphere here, wonderful!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Interesting composition! Leads the eye into the distant...

Robyn Sinclair said...

I knew instantly who this card came from! It's really beautiful in its monotone simplicity. It transported me to the Cornwall I so long to visit.

Pat said...

Each postcard from Vivian is a delight. Here is an example. This one is so different from the one Vivian sent to me last month, however both are just treasures. This one is dynamic, dark, moody and of course wonderful.

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