Author Archives: pobbles2000

Spend more time mixing on the palette…

“Spend more time mixing on the palette, and less time touching your painting” Ken Goshen, artist & teacher. Good advice I reckon. It’s something I’ve been trying to get into the habit of doing lately. Before you dive in and … Continue reading

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High tide, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower.

Oil painting on canvas laid on board, 15×10.75 inches. Email me at pobbles2000@yahoo.com if interested in purchasing this work.

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Breezy Spring afternoon, Mumbles Head

Breezy Spring afternoon, Mumbles Head, 10×10 inches, Oil on canvas board. Recently I’ve been going through my old paintings, those that I’ve given up on and tossed to one side, thus adding to an already cluttered studio. Perhaps it’s something … Continue reading

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Some inspiring notes on colour.

To make these three recent paintings, I used a more limited palette than I would usually, retricting myself to cadmium red, alizarin crimson, French ultramarine, cadmium yellow – plus, of course, titanium white. I had read several books where this … Continue reading

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Pobbles & Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Oil on canvas board, 16×16 inches.

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Early evening sun, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

This is one of a number of paintings that has been hanging around in my studio for some months unfinished. So this week I took it upon myself to finish it, and this is the result. I’ve tried to capture … Continue reading

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New year; new pochade box

My apologies for not having posted anything for three months, the reason being I suffered a bereavement and so painting has been put on hold for a while. However, I am now back in the saddle, and rearing to try … Continue reading

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A few notes on painting

This week I discovered a rich seam of drawings, paintings and videos online of the American painter, Martin Campos, at work. I found them inspiring, and below I’ve jotted down some notes of things I have taken away from my … Continue reading

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The Great Tor, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Yet another painting of The Great Tor, Gower. A beautiful beach, a monumental chunk of limestone – what’s not to like about this place. It’s a subject I never tire of painting. All work is available for sale. Enquiries: pobbles2000@yahoo.com … Continue reading

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Painting my favourite bay

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, … Continue reading

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