A3. acrylic on acrylic board. Polperro Harbour, Cornwall Unframed
This painting was produced from images collected on a recent trip to Cornwall. It was composed from sketches and photographs.
Polperro is a delightful small Cornish, one time fishing village, with a picturesque harbour. The downside of the village, if you arrive by car, is the totally ridiculous charge for parking, even for a short time, not to mention the acute steepness of the hill sides, terrific when walking down on arrival, but rather more testing when climbing back up at the end of a day!
However, the inevitable bonus is that from the higher reaches, the views are wonderful. It doesn’t matter which side of the harbour you ascend from, the views are all equally beautiful. It’s full of old world charm, with a splendid pub that does excellent food, and a couple of excellent walks, one of which takes you several miles overland to the next coastal village.
I’m not sure just how many fishing boats still work the harbour. There are certainly a few, but I suspect it’s more of a summer attraction to the yachting fraternity.
The day I was here we had rather testing weather, so the walking was slightly curtailed, but I did manage to capture several images of the harbour from a variety of angles. This is the first result.
No doubt I shall do some more, although I am always wary of producing chocolate box images. They are OK if I can manage to get the brushes to work rather more freely.