This painting is currently the largest size I do, it allows me to create some really impressive paintings at a larger scale though as with this one it can involve a considerable amount of planning, drawing and painting.
I had been visiting Trevaunance Cove a number of times with a painting like this in my mind but was just waiting for the right combination of tide & weather, this particular evening was in May, the light of the evening was beginning to drop but then as a weather front was approaching a window of light appeared and I knew I had captured something interesting & atmospheric.
The old harbour at Trevaunance Cove has laid in its current way since 1920 where only Granite blocks, mainly from the 18th & 19th Century remain, in all five attempts have been made to build a Harbour in Trevaunance Cove the earliest being 1632.
I just love the many shapes & colours of all the different Granite harbour blocks and its always fun & challenging to create a balanced composition, the actual painting took many many days and at my recent exhibition in St.Ives certainly had lots of attention with people trying to count just how many Limpets I have painted (its over 100).
The Original is framed using Ash with a very deep bevel inner white mount and a top mount using Peterboro Conservation Glacier White mount board. Due to its size the glass used is special “Tru-View Ultra View” which has less than 1% reflection, blocks 70% of UV light and allows 98.5% light transmission.
Image Size 355mm x 767mm
Framed Size 560mm x 970mm
Prints are available from Gallery 2