The harbour at Staithes North Yorkshire


Lovely, Michael. I'm going up there in July.

A belated happy birthday Michael 🎂 and a lovely card. A challenging view with directional perspectives, love that deep blue water in the foreground. It’s a dream of a place for painters.

Lovely view and lovely painting

A lovely scene - very good work, Michael.

I like this a lot Michael.

Lucky you Shirley. Thank you Fiona - thank you. May 4th it was; I am now 28 in Centigrade or the reverse in Fahrenheit! 😎 Heather, Anne, Paul & Diane - Thank you all for those nice comments. I hope it is not too ‘architectural’; would have liked it to be rather looser but it is tricky to pull that off with so many complicated

...... sorry.... buildings at different angles.

It’s the perfect composition which is what makes this vantage point so popular with artists! I’ve painted it myself numerous times also... superbly represented here in watercolour Michael!

Pleased you like it Alan. As you say, what a vantage point! A view that just asks to be sketched and painted.

Vibrant painting lovely Michael.

Hello Christine & Carole. Pleased you like the painting - thank you.

Very nicely painted Michael, I had a go at painting this some years ago, failed miserably, too much drawing for me! Hope you enjoyed your birthday, they seem to be coming quicker and quicker!

Thanks Stephen - yes at lot of preparatory sketching! I started with the central white gable end and worked slowly outwards by eye. Fortunately I didn’t run out of space !

Love the composition, view point, beautiful painting

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour 15x11 in. from a birthday card my wife gave me a few days ago. Sun catching the headland known as Cowbar Nab. Fun to paint.

About the Artist
Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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