Oil Painting of St Ives Harbour...

Detail from "Before Breakfast - St Ives", St Ives, Cornwall.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2013 -
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The reference for this came from an early morning visit, one of a number I did during the trip, to the wonderful Cornish town of St Ives. I'd been on location since before dawn and it was now 8 AM and breakfast cooking mush have been in full flow as the smell of toast, bacon etc wafted across the harbour but the light was idea that day.

There were lots of interesting views to paint but I liked this simple view of just the three inshore fishing boats with the buildings behind.

As the tide went out (behind me) more of the harbour is exposed and this offers some more interesting view points with the added attraction of small streams of water flowing out or even pools of water and reflections - hopefully the subject of a future painting...