John Dyer Painting. Blue Irises and Mermaids, Castle Beach, Falmouth
Castle Beach in Falmouth is a favourite subject for artist John Dyer to explore with his paints. In this new painting the artist has created a vibrant scene of Cornish mermaids, fishing boats and fun with a gorgeous foreground of blue iris flowers. Pendennis castle can be seen in the background on the headland proudly flying the Cornish flag. Seals and swimmers complete this wonderful piece.
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.