Looe Cornwall Busy Regatta Days

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Looe Cornwall Busy Regatta Days


Oil painting of Looe in Cornwall.  Oil painting on wooden panel. Artwork size:  690 x 320mm. This original painting of Looe is for sale and includes the frame as shown. Size including the frame 84.5 x 49.4 cm. This artwork is signed by Roger on the front and back of the panel.


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Looe Cornwall Busy Regatta Days

Looe Cornwall Busy Regatta days, oil painting n panel 690 x 320mm.

The busy fishing and tourist town of Looe in Cornwall hosts a popular Looe Luggers Regatta every two years when the traditional two masted boats. Many of these boats are restored and over one hundred years old. They compete over a two day period. These luggers were the fishing vessels of their day. The speed and manoeuvrability of these luggers made them ideal for smuggling  in the 18th and 19th century.

Up to fifty traditional vessels, with their rigging and colourful sails either, alongside, on the river, or in the bay, over the two days, creating a spectacle that draws the crowds from far and wide.

The idea for this colourful oil painting was to illustrate some of the activities in and around the harbour during the regatta. It also shows people enjoying the beach and its activities. . The greenish water reflects the fact that the tide is fairly low, revealing the sand below the surface. For Sale with the frame as shown. This artwork is signed by Roger on the front and back of the panel.

Image of the painting of Loo on the easel next to Gibsons 636 piece jigsaw puzzle which features Rogers artwork.