This seascape, in watercolour with some pastel, was painted in the spring of 2007. The original painting was about the same size as the full size print we offer, approx nine and three quarter inches wide wide by twenty seven and three quarter inches tall. The headmaster of the island's school at the time lived on Porthloo hill. He was a keen gardener and grew orange and yellow nasturtiums at the bottom of his land on the sea wall. Very kindly, he let me sit there to paint and even gave me a lettuce! I think nasturtiums are a great plant, easy to grow you can eat practically all of it and they look pretty! (The seeds can even be used instead of capers). The view across St Marys harbour is pretty too.
Location: Porthloo, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Artist Stephen Morris