Julia Cooper

julia, cooper, artist, fowey, cornwall, essex, tyler, gallery, oil, on, board, still, lifes, artists,
Looking out of the studio window I notice that the sky is bright on the horizon and overcast across Fowey Harbour. The cloud shadows lie over ruffled water, like a wool tapestry of beautiful soft greys with dashes of slate blue and lichen green. I am making sample boards of the colours and textures of the Fowey river, using soft powdery pastels. I am also building constructions of vintage yacht timbers and beach finds, with their salty history etched into their weathered surfaces. 
Each year we sail our yacht Killaloe to the Isles of Scilly and my sketchbook will be illustrated and annotated with passage plans, flotsam and jetsam, walks and thoughts and of course weather - always weather.
A small boat enters the harbour driving a straight arrow through my tapestry. A gull screams above the skylight and I continue my work.
Postcard from an artist, Cornwall Today.