John Dyer Painting. Starlit Echiums, St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount in Cornwall is one of artist John Dyer's favourite subjects to paint. John has combined towering blue echium flowers, agave, seals, swimmers and fishing boats in this delightful nocturne painting. The starlit sky illuminates the brilliant blue sea of Mount's Bay. Skinny dippers and seals play together in this magical piece of work.
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.