Friday 7 March 2014

Long Rock (Waves)

This is based on a photograph that I took last December (2013) at Long Rock, Marazion, Cornwall. It was (I thought) unusually rough that day for Marazion, which is in a sheltered spot in Mounts Bay. It got significantly worse within a month or two.

The painting was completed over three days. On the first day, I applied a thin, turpentine-diluted wash of rose madder (hue) and phthalo blue, which gave a pinky-purple surface. On the second day, I did this:

And on the third day (today) I finished it.

Long Rock
Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm


  1. It did get a lot worse. Penzance railway station was flooded, and the line was closed for several weeks. It's only just reopened.

  2. Beautiful painting of a. Lovely place.


Tell me what you think!