"Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. It is located within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived. The fishing port developed during the Middle Ages, supporting important herring and whaling fleets,[2][3] and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook learned seamanship."


The North Yorkshire coast is a constant draw for me and Whitby is right up there in my list of favourite places. The second of two watercolour paintings of the bay. This one appealed with the hope that one day it can raise money towards the great work of the RNLI Lifeboat in Whitby. At present, the image is probably now completed. I say probably, as I may revisit a few areas when some time has passed but I am hoping when I next lay my eyes on the painting that I am happy enough to leave the result. It is always a challenge for me to leave a painting alone especially with watercolour and the opportunity to add so many layers of washes.

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