Tucked in amongst all the images on yesterday’s mood board were these two paintings by Elaine Pamphilon. And that reminded me that I’d got a lovely book by her to share with you and now seems like a good time.
I love the colours Elaine chooses when painting. There is usually a colour combo with a ‘pop’ to it or a palette with harmonious seascape tones.
I also admire the immediacy of her drawing. She says herself that she needs less on the canvas these days and that she paints just what inspires her. I also like the flat planes and the way a painting can look like a print.
And her landscapes have such atmosphere to them and really capture something of the shifting weather around Cornwall.
Did you know Elaine was married to the equally talented sculptor Christopher Marvel?
He creates wonderfully whimsical bronzes of figures, birds and animals.
But this image is the one that speaks to me most though because I have a dream of working alongside my husband (who also happens to be an excellent sculptor in his spare time) living by the sea and being inspired daily in simple ways by my surroundings. But for now the big smoke is where it’s at and this image stays in the future goals file. But it’s good to have a dream right?