Clovelly. The Look Out
An open edition giclee print. 22"x14.5" approximately.
The cottages in Clovelly tumble down the cobbled street to a fourteen century harbour. For centuries the lookout has been the place where fishermen, their wives and families have looked out over the wide expanse of Bideford Bay to see the return of the fishing fleet.
I painted this painting in the autumn with my faithful Golden Retriever, Bramble, by my side. When I started the Clovelly lifeboat "The City of Bristol" was swinging at its mooring, but as a northerly storm was forecast they put to sea and I strapped my large fishing umbrella onto my easel to protect my painting. A flood swept down the cobbles and I helped divert the water from entering cottage doors. When I returned my easel had blown over and the painting was bobbing down the street - but being an oil painting it survived its dousing!!