Frogmore is some miles away from Salcombe, beyond Kingsbridge by road. By boat, with the right tide, it is a magical short voyage from Salcombe through beautiful countryside.
Splosh is real, tied up near a little bridge. The faded coloured roundels show Splosh has had many years of service in Salcombe Harbour.
The day I was passing by, the egret was fishing in the stream, competing with dancing reflections of Splosh.
I took more and more photos, to capture greater and greater detail.
Notice that, in my composition, I moved the egret. My regret is on the right, looking towards Splosh.
I also used my artistic license and left some things out. Can you tell what, and can you imagine why?
I don’t know who owns Splosh. If you do, let me know. I’d be fascinated to find out more about the L in SPLOSH, and the history of this particular boat.
Where can you see this painting?
The Exhibition is open every day from 11am until 5pm, until 24 September.
I will be at the Exhibition, stewarding, on these dates: 19 April (2-5pm), 10 May (11am-5pm), 24 May (2-5pm), 14 June (2-5pm), 12 July (2-5pm), 9 August (2-5pm), and 20 September (11am-2pm).
If you are in Salcombe this summer, why not drop in?
The Sketchbook Notes series
This is the first of the Sketchbook Notes, a series of posts explaining what inspired me to produce a particular painting.
If you own one of my paintings, or are just curious about an image, let me know; I’ll then write a blog post especially for you!