Category Archives: Painting

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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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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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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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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The loosening up process.

This is a follow up to my blog entry a few weeks ago, Painting and Gardening, posted 5 June. It’s the development from the underpainting of Rhossili. As you can see the square format is no more! To my eyes … Continue reading

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Another painting of the ever popular Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. This is has been hanging around the studio unfinished for a while, so yesterday I decided to get it done and posted. The tide is out, and the river winds … Continue reading

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Painting and Gardening Recently I’ve been thinking about what I feel are parallels between painting and gardening. I have a reasonably sized garden and like to leave it a little ragged around the edges. I’m not one for manicured lawns, or formal, regimented … Continue reading

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Afternoon light at Three Cliffs Bay

I finished this painting yesterday based on my experience of a walk last week at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. It was an unseasonably cold day, with a shower of rain never far away. I did some quick sketching, and took … Continue reading

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Solitary Winter Swimmer at Langland, Gower

I’m currently working on a series of coastal paintings that focus on clouds. I am enjoying exploring the subtle greys and the rhythms of the ever changing cloud formations, attempting to re-create the atmosphere I experienced on that particular day. … Continue reading

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