Actually, there is a good story behind this painting (this was my first water color). My then wife and I had spent a good part of the summer of 1978 in England visiting (from USA) family and relatives. We spent some wonderful time staying with my Mother in St. Ives. Back in the USA, it was three days before our first wedding anniversary in November and I was at a total loss as to what to give her. Knowing how much she liked St. Ives, I found a photo and while she was asleep I got up and painted this view during the wee hours of the night! I finished it just in time!!!