Category Archives: Oil painting

Rhossili – weather closing in

This painting was worked up from the initial sketch reproduced below. In many ways I like the unadulterated rawness of the sketch. There’s always a danger of over-working a painting, refining it and and putting in too much detail leaving … Continue reading

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Smeaton’s pier, St Ives

A small oil painting of the popular and oft painted Smeaton’s pier in St Ives, Cornwall. This iconic landmark was built between 1767 and 1770 by the engineer John Smeaton. I have used a limited colour palette, and have resisted the … Continue reading

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Dog-walker, Caswell, Gower

This painting was finished this morning although it was started some weeks ago. Caswell Bay is one of the more easily accessible bays of Gower with a broad sandy beach. Oil on canvas board, 12 inches square (30x30cm).

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Worm’s Head, Rhossili

I know I’ve neglected this blog for some time now, so here is a new painting fresh off the easel. I recognise that my style of painting hasn’t changed, and neither has my mental attitude and approach to painting. With … Continue reading

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Mumbles, November light

An oil painting of Mumbles Head looking across Bracelet Bay towards the lighthouse on a grey, damp, November morning. Ten inches square on canvas board.

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February light, Langland

I was sitting enjoying a coffee on the terrace of Langland Brasserie overlooking the bay when I was struck by the beautiful winter light glinting off the water of the Bristol Channel – predominantly soft greys, greens and blues… This 10 inch … Continue reading

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower (SOLD)

A subject I’ve tackled previously, but never tire of. This is a 30cm square oil painting of, what is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful bays in the UK. I’ve taken a more intimate viewpoint rather than the usual … Continue reading

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