Three Surfers, Caswell

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I finished this painting yesterday of the popular Caswell bay, Gower. I actually prefer it this time of the year when it’s quieter.

Oil painting on canvas board, 12 x 14.5 inches.

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Pwll Du, Gower

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Finished yesterday, a small oil painting of the lovely secluded Pwll Du Bay on The Gower Peninsula. This is one of my favourite places to walk, swim and of course, draw and paint. It is a sheltered bay, a quiet place, relatively secluded. The stream, which has meandered its way through the wooded Bishopston Valley, filters through the limestone pebbles of the storm beach, and emerges to tumble over the sand and pebbles to the sea. One of the two houses in the picture was once a pub which in the nineteenth century helped quench the thirsts of local quarrymen.

10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas board.

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Brandy Cove, Gower

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First completed painting of 2020! This is a painting of a secluded cove located half a mile west of Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which is steeped in history and legend. Brandy Cove gets its name from the days when smuggling was rife on the Gower Peninsula and the sands were used to land illicit cargo of tobacco and alcohol. In the nineteenth century it was home to a lead and silver mine. These days it is popular as a bathing beach at low tide and dog walkers who stroll through the woods from the nearby village of Bishopston.

30 x 30cm oil painting on canvas board.

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Caswell looking towards Pwlldu Head

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Fresh off the easel this is a 10 x 12 inch oil painting on canvas board of Caswell Bay, Gower, with Pwlldu headland in the background. I made it using a limited palette of yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, cadmium red and titanium white.

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Rhossili at low tide

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Just had this painting framed up and it’s off to its new home in Cardiff this weekend. It’s an unusual view of the dramatic Rhossili cliffs at low tide viewed from the downs that form the backdrop to the beach. It’s a 12 x 12inch oil painting on canvas board painted in one session.

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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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