Summer in Salcombe – in preview sale on 5 April
In the preview sale on 5 April – FRIDAY! – Summer in Salcombe, one of the latest crop of paintings, will be offered at a discount price to those attending this celebration of the start of another season of art.
- 142 Walking back to Hope Cove
- 144 Merlin on the Run
- 145 Schooner Sunset
- 146 Merlins Racing past Fishermans
- 147 Summer in Salcombe
- 148 All Aboard the East Portlemouth Ferry
Summer in Salcombe
For this painting, I set myself the challenge of capturing the atmosphere of Salcombe in the summer.
I could have chosen any one of a dozen backdrops but Salcombe in Summer has two of my favourite places: Salcombe Yacht Club and The Ferry Inn.
The Salcombe Yacht club occupies half of Cliff House, the red brick building on the left. The Ferry Inn has a prime waterside location and you can see the many umbrellas giving much-needed shade to those quenching their thirst.
From the mass of Salcombe photographs I have collected over the years, I then attempted to capture the busyness that is Salcombe in July and August.
- So many boats.
- Some moored, some racing.
- And a crabber returning with its delectable catch of crab and lobster.
The changing face of Salcombe
It’s always interesting to study the Salcombe town from East Portlemouth, to see the changes in the architecture, but also to enjoy what is still the same. In this painting, I have recorded (for posterity!) how it was on one sunny day in 2018.
For those who own or rent these properties, to purchase such a painting provides a reminder of the wonderful times had in years gone by. If the cost of the original is too much, there is always an affordable art option.
Come to the Preview evening: 6-9pm on Friday 5 April
If you would like an invitation to the Preview evening, please contact me. You will be made very welcome at Beacon House Gallery.