We will do 2 x Mini bus excursions for painting En Plain Air: St Michael's Mount and Zennor.
These excursions are included in the holiday fee.
St Michael's Mount will be our 1st fabulous Plein Air painting location.
We will be painting in watercolour with Cleo at this location.
From as far back as 495AD, tales tell of seafarers lured by mermaids onto the rocks and it’s said the
Archangel Michael appeared on the western side of the island – below where the entrance to the
castle is today – to ward fishermen from certain peril.
It’s a legend which has brought pilgrims, monks and people of faith to the island ever since, to pray,
to praise and to celebrate.
By the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, the island had come into the possession of the
Benedictine abbey of Mont St Michel in Normandy. Construction began in 1135 on the church
and priory buildings at the summit.
We will be painting a distant view to begin with, then at low tide, we can all walk across to the
island and visit the wonderful castle and grounds.
While summer airs scarce breathe along the tide, Oft pausing, up the mountain's craggy side We climb, how beautiful, how still, how clear, The scenes that stretch around! The rocks that rear Their shapes, in rich fantastic colours dressed; The hill-tops, where the softest shadows rest; The long-retiring bay, the level sand...