⚓️A day to be snugged down in a safe harbour…
An appropriate painting for today, we have a heavy gale.
The forecast is the gale will build to storm force 10 tomorrow.
Painted in the sheltering the ruins of Polruan block house.
There were 2 anglers fishing nearby.
When they’d had enough one came to see what I was doing ?.
Of my very loose, rather wet sketch he said “you’ve made a right bloody mess of that ?“.
He went home with no fish ?.
I went home with a sketch and photographs that produced this painting, eventually sold for £500.
A fair price back in the early 1980’s ?.
I think today will be a day for catching up on paperwork, an nice open fire, a game of chess with my neighbour Matt. I have an article to write about my painting “Laperouse at Botany Bay”, for the Association Laperouse, more of that soon ⚓️