Porthleven is a harbour in Cornwall. Peter Lanyon liked to paint how he felt about a place and not just what it looked like. He used big bold brush marks, and splashes of colour that remind us of the sea and the stormy weather.
If you walked into this painting what would it feel like? Describe the weather . . . what kind of a day is it? Can you see any buildings, people or boats? What noises can you hear?