Some random information
Porthtowan...where it started!
I spent my entire childhood dipping my toes into waves just like those in the animated picture on this page. (Above, if you are on a mobile...on the left if on a PC) In fact, if I stepped out of our front gate at a high spring tide and walked ten paces I would already be paddling.
It's no surprise, then, that with any kind of an artistic bent, if I ending up painting anything at all, it would be the sea.
In tranquil mood.I paint a lot in and around this cove, on the north cliffs of Cornwall. It can be a dangerous place; Trippers are constantly getting cut off there, generally requiring the services of the rescue people.
"The Devil's Tooth"
Another dangerous place, this, but it's the best place to find heavy waves...just the kind we like to paint. The actual rock is barely visible through the spume!