This summer I have spent a lot of time swimming, walking and drawing in this beautiful corner of the Gower Peninsula. This is the Great Tor, the monumental promontory that separates Three Cliffs Bay from the smaller, and lesser known, Tor Bay. These are rocks I know well having been drawing and painting them for some 40 years. Below is a closer view of the Tor with the inclusion of figures to give some idea of its monumental scale.
I continue to try to loosen up my style of painting – still a very long way to go! – but I have left both these paintings be, when once I would have spent more hours putting in detail and moving in with a smaller brush to sharpen everything up.
Receding Tide, Tor Bay, Gower, oil on canvas board, 36.5cm x 36.5cm.
Exploring the rocks, Tor Bay, Gower, oil on canvas board, 12 x 12 inches.
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Les. I love the bit of looseness in these paintings. I think it makes them more atmospheric and leaves more to our visual imaginations. Great stuff.
Thank you Malcolm. Much appreciated. My aim is to work looser but it doesn’t come easily to me!