Summer Evening Clovelly North Devon
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
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In 2008 I met up with a friend and we undertook the spectacular 10 mile coastal hike from Hartland Quay to the fishing village of Clovelly in north Devon.
Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly's main street winds its way down the 400 foot hill through traditional whitewashed cottages to the picturesque harbour. Traffic is banned and the hill is so steep that sledges are used for transport.
Unusually, the village is privately owned and has been by the same family since 1738. Their policy is to care for Clovelly and keep it in the style of the mid-19th Century, making it very unusual, with a charm of its own.
When we arrived in the late afternoon, the sun was casting strong shadows down the hill and I took a large number of photographs, several of which were used in composing this scene, which is taken from the breakwater. I have included a large amount of detail and my aim is to draw the viewer in to explore the village and discover its charms.
November 12th, 2009
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