This painting was done in watercolour with the addition of some pastel for texture. The original painting was 27 inches tall x 9 ¾ inches wide.
I painted this in the spring of 2007 as part of a trio of paintings that saw me moving slowly up the beach to capture a succession of subjects. I started with'Low Tide, Shells and Pebbles' on the beach itself then, when the tide came in too far for that painting, I moved onto Newford Island and painted this view just above the old quay looking back towards Porthloo beach. Then, when the tide came in even further, I moved onto the bank at the back of Porthloo beach itself and painted 'Trefoil on Porthloo Bank'. This was obviously done over the course of several days because each painting takes me more than 20 hours to complete, so I have to return when conditions are similar. In this painting, I was particularly attracted by the colours in the rocks and seaweed, using pastel to help me achieve their textures.
Full size print 26¾ tall x 9½ inches wide (approx)
Half size print image 15¾ tall x 5½ inches wide (approx)
Location: Scilly, St Marys, Porthloo, Newford Island, seascape, watercolour, pastel,
Artist Stephen Morris