‘Dartmouth Castle’ Squally Weather Coming In’

Landscape painting of Dartmouth Castle with a yacht sailing in with rain and impending stormy weather on the way.

Oil on canvas 18 x 30 in 45.72 x 76.20 cm

This is a painting of Dartmouth Castle , built to protect the harbour from a French attack and the earliest parts of the castle date back to the 1380s .

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 the town and I asked the boatman to row out into choppy waters to take in this scene of the castle.

This is a dour painting of the Castle and as I have an obsession for realism in attempting to paint the elements as is, 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 while out at sea !

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