This is an oil painting of Bracelet Bay and Mumbles lighthouse in January, 2016. I liked the muted colours of what was a cold, grey, squally day – not untypical of the weather in this part of the world! It’s 12 inches square on canvas board finished over two sessions in the studio.
Dear Les, I hope you are doing well. Your beautiful somewhat mournful paintings always remind me of Iceland :-). Four friends of mine and I are going to hop over from Spain to Bournemouth and Isle of Wight for a few days, the latter part of April. One of them suggested visiting Cardiff and King ArthurÂ´s Camelot. Do you know anything about this? Are Arthur and his Queen Guinevere still roaming the hills there? Is it an interesting place to visit? Any suggestions? Sunny greetings from Spain, Gunnhildur
Hello Gunnhildur. There are lots of myths and legends around King Arthur in Wales and the west of England, but I don’t know of any associated specifically with Cardiff (although it is a very good shopping centre!) There’s a pub on Gower called The King Arthur near an ancient standing stone, which is known as King Arthur’s stone. Carmarthen is also supposedly a corruption of Caer Myrddin, which means ‘Merlin’s fort’ in Welsh – Merlin was the wizard associated with Arthurian legend. Perhaps we’ll arrange to meet up if you’re down this neck of the woods. Les.
Thank you for your kind comment.