By Rob Pointon


The weather wasn’t really cooperating on this trip, it was mid-April and we had frequent rain everyday, interspersed with periods of dazzling sunshine, it was often a case of just get out there and see what happens. This piece was started in bleak conditions stood tucked into a wind break above the Port de Plaisaunce, the harbour at Jard-sur-Mer. Sheltering myself from the strong winds I became especially aware of the purpose of a harbour in protecting the craft from the elements and quickly tried to get down a representation of the shielding arms of the harbour hugging it’s floating tennants. This is the reason behind the drama of the composition even though the subject changed somewhat when I revisited in beautiful morning sunlight a few days later.

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