Enjoying the Beach, Lower Largo
Signed and titled, open edition print in two sizes :-
Standard size - image 38 x 26cm on A3+ paper (48 x 33cm)
Large size - image 53 x 37cm on A2 paper (59 x 42cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 40 x 50cm.
Un-mounted prints are packaged in sturdy tubes.
Highest quality Giclee print.
I really like the feel of Lower Largo. It has a very different atmosphere from the other East Neuk villages, almost secretive. Perhaps because the road through the village is very narrow, allowing only one car at a time, you feel as if you shouldn’t really be there. Or perhaps it’s the thought that Andrew Selkirk was born there. He spent four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island and inspired Daniel Defoe to write ‘Robinson Crusoe’. Either way, it is a lovely place to spend time and sometimes you can feel as if you have the beach all to yourself.
In this painting I decided to paint the beach on a busy day. There is a family off to play in the rock pools, a lady out walking her dog, a man flying a kite and two boys going off in the direction of the boats to help their dad prepare for a sail. In the background a couple have come down the stairs of their beach-front home to watch the world go by on this windy morning. The beach itself is quite different from the beaches at Elie, Earlsferry or St Andrews with many more stones, rocks and rock pools lending themselves to some colourful reflections.