Oils on Wood Panel 24 x 20"

Another painting from a holiday Dartmouth in 2014. The reason we were there was interesting enough as it stemmed from overhearing a lady on one of the many water ferries that cross Lake Como in Italy. "Its very nice, but no better than Dartmouth"was the comment. Now this intrigued Janet and I, as Lake Como is particularly beautiful so we just had to go and see for ourselves.

We were lucky enough to have a week of hot sunshine which always helps, and yes the Dart Valley lived up to the anticipation. with the amazing seafood it was a fabulous week and somewhere as a painter that was inspiring.

Anyway, back to the painting... We decided to walk from Dartmouth to the little village of Dittisham on a very hot day. Only about 4 miles but up and down the steep wooded coombes and creeks makes it feel longer, this painting was just one of the superb views we experienced before we dropped in the Dittisham hot and thirsty.

A superb seafood lunch, a glass of chilled local produced Sharpham wine on the terrace of the Anchorstone restaurant and the boat ferry back to Dartmouth. What a lovely day, I just hope I have dome the scene justice