Some wild sea driving in from the Atlantic these past few days accompanied by strong winds came as something of a shock following two gloriously sunny and warm September days. Hopefully the blue skies will return again very soon.
The painting 'Porthmeor Gale' is definitely a winter painting though, inspired by a gale so strong that I struggled to stand to take photos most of which, even on 'continuous setting, were blurred. The swells were vast and often seemed to engulf 'Man's Head', the headland on the left of the picture, surf rushed onto the sand and frothed like snow in the wind. Currently displayed at Penwith Society of Arts, Back Road West, St Ives, in an exhibition which opened on Saturday 3 September, 2011.
'Porthmeor Gale' oil on primed board, glazed frame, approx 31 x 41 cm. SOLD
Close up below - click both images to enlarge.