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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Late afternoon sun, Langland

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This is Langland Bay, Gower looking towards Rotherslade sometimes known as Little Langland.  This was completed in one session mostly using a painting knife. 30 x 30cm square oil painting on canvas mounted on board.

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Ebb Tide, Rhossili

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The Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range in the world, exceeded only by the Bay of Fundy in Canada. Hence at low tide it’s a very long walk to the water’s edge at Rhossili! Worm’s Head is accessible at low tide via the isthmus shown at the top right corner of the painting. This view is taken from the top of Rhossili Downs that skirt the whole length of the bay.

This painting is unusual for me because it is made up of just a few clearly defined blocks of colour locked together to provide a simple but strong composition. I usually enjoy rendering details and textures, but in this case I’ve deliberately kept the rendering within these colour planes to a minimum in order to increase the chromatic impact of the intense light of a bright summer’s day.

This is a 12 x 12 inch oil painting on canvas board completed in one session a week ago.

 

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Rocky shoreline, Rhossili

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Late afternoon sunshine at Rhossili beach with Atlantic waves rolling in. These jagged rocks are to be found on the beautiful and underused beach to the east of the Worms Head. Most people prefer the more familiar long sweep of sand that stretches north for three miles from Rhossili to Llangennith.

12 x 16 inch oil painting on canvas board.

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