Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Monday, 7 October 2013

Paintings from Tresco

 Island Dreams    oil pastel by Tessa Spanton (c)  2013

Scilly Blue  oil pastel by Tessa Spanton (c) 2013
Gimble Porth, Tresco, looking towards St Helen's Lighthouse

 Both paintings will be on show with the Dorking Group of Artists exhibition at Denbies, Dorking from 9th - 12th October.

 I have painted on the beaches of Tresco in different seasons and times of day. Although there is beauty on a misty day it is the incredible blues and turquoises of a sunny day when set against the whiteness of the sand that inspire.
Tresco is one of the Isles of Scilly, set in the Atlantic like little gems almost 30 miles SW of Lands End.


Anonymous said...

Both lovely Tessa, you've really captured the blues well. I've never tried oil pastels, do they work in the same way as soft chalky pastels?

Cath said...

Fabulous pieces Tessa. Very atmospheric.