This seascape was painted in watercolour with the addition of some pastel and sand for texture. The original painting was 27 inches tall x 9 ¾ inches wide.
I painted "Halangy Quay" in February 2008 on bright afternoons on the north coast of St Marys, looking north towards the island of St Martins. If you look closely, you may just be able to see the red and white Daymark on St Martins. Halangy beach is quiet and peaceful even in in the summer so, at this time of the year, it is almost deserted. In fact, the beach is a haven for wildlife and I regularly saw oystercatchers and turnstones while painting. In the middle distance, there is a suggestion of the heron fishing here. I was particularly drawn to the textures in the stone and the foreshore, with the water returning to the sea beneath my boots. Since I paint entirely 'en plein air', I have used sand and stones with the paint to enhance these textures.
Full size print 26¾ tall x 9½ inches wide (approx)
Half size print image 15¾ tall x 5½ inches wide (approx)
Location: Halangy, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Artist Stephen Morris