Shaping a Vision of Cornwall - The Art of Tom Henderson Smith

Painting: Stream flowing to the sea, Cot Valley Painting: Summer sea Painting: Leaving harbour, Newlyn Painting: Winter Sun

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Dog on a windy hill

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

dog_on_a_windy_hillDog on a windy hill


 ) is a celebration of the delightful personality of Rags, the Border Collie Merle who has for many years accompanied me on my forays into the landscape here in Cornwall. We sat recently together on the granite outcrop at the top of Carn Bosavern overlooking St Just and Lands End. There was a stiff breeze from the town below and the sea beyond. This must have carried scents that fascinated the dog while I was able to study her noble profile.

Woodland walk 2, The source

Friday, January 3rd, 2014








Woodland walk 2, the source  was triggered by coming across a place where the woodland path I was walking near St Columb in Cornwall became a stream, a small tributary of the Menahyl that eventually drains the Vale of Lanherne into the sea at Mawgan Porth. This drawing was made at the new year 2014 which, more than most, was to me about new beginnings. Nature provided an image and a symbol in response!

First charcoal drawing from The Lanherne Studio, December 2013

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Woodland walk 1 ( ) is a first. It’s the first charcoal drawing to be made in the Lanherne Studio. This came from exploring part of the woodland down the valley from my new home. It was the late sunshine glancing through the trees on a short winter day that set me off here. The starkness of tonal contrasts and the pleasure of mark-making in charcoal were my allies and I have a feeling that more charcoal tree drawings will follow.

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