The old Mumbles lifeboat station

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This is a plein air painting made recently when I went out with a local group of Swansea artists on a bright but windy September afternoon. It is the old lifeboat station used between 1922-2014 and now replaced by the new station at the end of Mumbles pier. This old station is now home to a colony of kittiwakes.

Oil painting on canvas board, 10×10 inches.

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Autumn walk, Caswell

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Clouds scudding across the sky in the cool autumnal breeze. Tide out. A good day for dog walking.

Oil painting on canvas board, 10 x 12 inches.

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Rhossili Cliffs and Downs

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This painting is the result of an early morning painting excursion to Rhossili, before the tourists and holiday crowds arrived. I decided to take a view looking inland for a change with the downs and the much lauded three mile long stretch of beach in the background. It’s an oil painting on canvas board 12×10 inches.

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Worms Head, Rhossili

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Working on the cliff tops at Rhossili, Gower yesterday morning. A beautiful day and a beautiful place to be. I was using Winsor & Newton Alkyd oil paints which are fast drying – too fast in the heat and sunshine for my liking!

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Finished yesterday, this is a subject I have attempted on several previous occasions. I used a warmer palette for this painting which included Michael Harding cadmium red and raw sienna, and I prefer the overall effect of this. The painting is 10×10 inches, oil on canvas board.

 

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Pottering at ebb tide

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Fresh off the easel today. Oil painting of a small boat in Newlyn Harbour at low tide.

12 x 12inches, oil on canvas mounted on board.

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Rhossili, Summer Mist

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The cliffs and Worms Head at Rhossili, Gower. A small 10 inch square oil painting on canvas mounted on board.

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Two boats

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This is a 12 inch square oil painting on canvas mounted on board. It was an opportunity to play with the background – scraping and layering paint to try to build a texture to represent the muddy foreshore. I’m not sure how successful it was but it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

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