Staying home? Good. Me too. My plans for making art in 2020 are having to change.
Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 
Sunken lane passes beneath windswept trees with a glistening sea beyond

Devon oil painting:
‘The Way to Prawle Point’

Oh this Devon oil painting brings back so many happy memories. I spent a glorious week on a painting holiday in the South Hams in Devon, UK. On my first day out, I rounded a corner on the way to Prawle Point (the most southerly part of the county) and could not believe my eyes: I was looking at this painting – complete with a distant pleasure boat, exactly where I've painted it, on an idyllic glinting blue-blue sea! Perfection.

It was April and to my delight, there were Bluebells everywhere. I have a dear friend who's Devon born and she swears this painting could be of nowhere else but this lovely county. The distinctive narrow sunken lanes were a revelation to me, a Yorkshire lass, and a little unnerving at first.

Visiting Prawle Point is quite an experience altogether, with a long twisting sunken narrow lane leading to a car park that feels like it's never ever crowded. Popping out of the wood where the car park is, is a delight of discovery with views up the coast and the coast guard station high on Prawle Point itself. Walking up and down the coast presents a feast of spectacular scenery around every corner. As a result, you've possibly guessed, I've several other paintings to do of the wonderful day I spent on this part of the Devon coast. Ah Devon, I long to come back.

  • Image size: 50.5cm x 50.5cm (20" x 20")
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas

Below the main image you'll see a couple of details and the acrylic painting I did before starting the larger oil painting.

Limited edition giclée print of this painting available soon.

Staying home? Good. Me too. My plans for making art in 2020 are having to change.