'Bude Summerleaze Tide' is an Art Print limited to an edition of 195. It is a print of an oil painting by West Country artist Lawrence Dyer.
The print depicts the popular Summerleaze Beach at Bude with the tide in. I was there at just the right time to observe a beautiful transparent wave begin to break. Because this beach is to an extent behind the breakwater it is sheltered from the powerful Atlantic breakers beyond - to see those head for the breakwater and stand on top of it in awe on a stormy day when the tide is in!
In this much more gentle scene of transparent waves, I have painted the picturesque cliff behind forming a colourful backdrop with its warm-coloured rock layers - warm colours are always good in any work of art and particularly in seascapes where the light is often cool and blue.
It is interesting to note, by the way, that a naturalized colony of grey-leaved senecio plants grow along this cliff. The colony would have begun as garden escapees - probably with a single seedling - then spread by seed to dot the cliff with silvery-grey. You can see on the cliff the hints of silvery-grey that represent these plants in the print.
Bude is a popular tourist resort of North Cornwall. In the 19th Century sand was dug and carried inland along the canal and on a small railway, the remains of the tracks of which can still be seen in places alongside the canal as you walk along to the beach from the car park. Now popular with visitors and holiday-makers, Bude's most accessible beach is in fact Summerleaze. The soft sand there is ideal for young families.
Your purchase is of a limited edition, archival quality print mounted in an off-white surround.
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Image size: approx 340 mm x 200 mm. Mount size: approx 457 mm x 343 mm ( 18 x 13 1/2 inches ).