Dartmouth Castle , was built to protect Dartmouth harbour in Devon and the earliest part of the castle dates back to the 1380s and was built in response to a French attack.
Whilst holidaying in the South West we took in a day at Dartmouth and the weather turned to rain with a storm coming in. You can take a boat from the castle into Dartmouth town, and I remember asking the boatman to row out into choppy waters to take in this scene of the castle. This is a dour painting of Dartmouth Castle and I have an obsession for realism in attempting to paint the elements as is but I don’t think I would go as far as the famous artist J.M.W Turner, the landscape artist, in being lashed to a mast and witnessing a full force storm whist out at sea !
Oil on canvas panel 16″ x 23″
Painting available to purchase