This particular landscape of the North Cornish Coast has been some time in the making. From time to time I may produce an item of reference material - a sketch, preliminary painting or photograph, for example, which produced at the time I envisaged a finished painting but, due to lack of time or other painting ideas, executing the finished painting may get put off. The reference for this painting was a photograph taken on a cycling trip from North Warwickshire to Lands End in the mid 1980's. Having re visited the photograph I finally got round to the painting. I had to make some compositional and atmospheric changes before this result emerged.