Commission of Burgh island complete


I am very pleased to say that I completed painting my commission of Burgh island from Bantham beach 2 weeks ago, During those 2 weeks the varnished artwork was curing whilst I was preparing the frame to recieve the painting.

The lovely lady who commissioned the artwork grew up in the Bantham area and has wonderful childhood memories being in the water there, She wanted an artwork to remind her of those halcyon days.

She also wanted me to decide upon the scene to paint so it took 3 visits to Bantham with a camera to gather inspiration before I made my decision. The third visit was the one which captured the inspiration....and it was on the hottest day in Devon of 2016. The water was glittering and sparkling

and the sky was a beautiful blue. And the fabulous Burgh island was sat proudly in the distance almost like a scene from Enid blytons -famous five -"Treasure island".

During my research in Bantham for this commission I discovered that there used to be a Roman settlement there near the car park which fascinated me and inspired the title of the artwork Caerula remo" (Latin for Blue ocean).

The family took delivery of the artwork yesterday. To my relief and delight the words "The artwork has arrived safely" and "I am in love with this painting....Thank you so much" came through in a text message to my phone.


I will post more pictures of the artwork in my gallery sometime soon but until then here are a couple of shots.. it's quite big at 120cm x 60cm

Thanks for reading

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