Budleigh Salterton (2)
Oil on Canvas (12 inches x 16 inches) (Unframed)
This is the second of two oils that I intend painting from the Exmouth sketchbook. .Budleigh Salterton holds a very special place in my memory and emotions. When I first moved to Exeter in 1974, I had left my pregnant wife behind in Ketterirng.
The school I had moved to was a hell hole, and I could see there was much I had to do to come to terms with what lay ahead. The first weekend, after a huge storm, I drove alone to Budleigh and sat on the beach and watched the hugest waves I had ever seen crash onto the shore. The beach was so steep, and made of large stones, even though the waves were higher than me, they soon dissipated when they hit the stones.
I will always remember that day and the town of Budleiehg. I have been back many times since and it forever holds an attraction, especially this view which I have painted.
As such I much enjoyed doing this one and I hope that you like it. It is filled with feelings.