Having sold a painting yesterday, the challenge is to choose which should take its place in my one-man exhibition in the Little Studio of the Loft Gallery in Salcombe.
Decision made! Salcombe Dawn II.
This view of Salcombe was captured very early one morning. I’d invested in a photography course with Bang Wallop, and a small group of us drove up to Snapes in the early hours so we’d be in position as the dawn broke. I’d never before sat in the dark, with a group of strangers, cameras ready, waiting for the sun to appear on the horizon. It was a magical experience, and provided a series of wonderful photographs.
Soon after, I painted Salcombe Dawn I, an oil, 12 inches by 16 inches, with purple hues. This sold almost immediately but there is a fine art greetings card of this image, and it’s very popular.
I then painted two more versions, a watercolour and another oil, both much larger: 16 inches by 20 inches.
Each one has the same topography – that iconic view of Salcombe town with Bolt Head behind – but I experimented with different tones and colours.
In the oil (featured far above), the sun has still to appear and the pink hues dominate.
The watercolour, Salcombe Dawn III, (below) is cool and calm – daylight has arrived.
Where can you see my paintings?
Salcombe Dawn II will be on display in the Little Studio as part of my one-man exhibition which finishes this Saturday, 18 June.
I’ll be stewarding on Saturday afternoon (2-5pm). Why not pop in and say hello?
CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY MY PAINTINGS?
Nearly all of the images on sale in my one-man exhibition are also available as fine art greetings cards. Only a short distance from the Loft Gallery, you have the choice of buying these ‘man cards’ at Bonningtons, the newsagents, or at Salcombe Information Centre.