Saturday, 13 October 2012

Painting, sketching, walking at Pittenweem

My husband and I have just spent a wonderful week on the Fife Coast in the little fishing/artist's haven of Pittenweem. We rented a little cottage which was a real home from home.
The weather was so good, wall to wall sunshine, we could hardly believe our luck! We walked with our little cocker spaniel, Millie, till our legs nearly dropped off. Then we went back to the cottage and ate and ate..... All that fresh sea air! The dog is the only one of us thinner after this great little holiday!
I did a bit of sketching - trying out my new gouache paints, I love the pinks and mauves I am mixing. I used it like watercolour initially, then I decided to use the white in my mixes - I found it an unsettling experience and so far I'm not too keen on the results!
The silhouette of the buildings along the coastline, down to the rocks and out to sea are so beautiful, each little village along the coastal walk different but the same, each little cottage with it's red roof, the whitewashed walls alongside the warm sandstone walls of townhouses. Higglety, pigglety alleyways and closes meandering down to the harbour, and HUGE skies! Panoramic sunsets!!
I am working on some little pieces from my sketches, I'll post them as soon as I can.
I am happy to be home - but not!


  1. Thank you Carol - nothing quite like you must see and experience every day though! You lucky thing!