Thursday, 9 December 2010

"London Bridge, Torquay"

This unusual rock formation makes a great subject. This small painting was done earlier this year, during the summer. It was a beautiful day with hardly any movement on the water. There is a footpath, which takes you as far as this view. If you want to get any closer though, you have to take the unofficial route, which involves climbing over the wall and then scrambling down the rocks. I decided that, with my paints and easel, this would not be a wise decision. Besides, from a compositional angle, this was the best vantage point anyway.
It's one of those views that would make a good subject whatever the weather. I shall return.

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