Lockdown dog walking, Caswell

Dog walking CaswellLockdown walk CaswellContinuing my theme of dog walking on local beaches, these are two recent oil paintings of dog walkers on a local beach.

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Dog walker, Swansea Bay

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This local beach is a favourite among dog walkers. Although I do not have a dog myself, this has become one of my routine walks since the lockdown started. I have found that the restriction of being allowed only to walk from my home has meant that I am appreciating my immediate surroundings more fully. I find myself looking more closely at shells, driftwood and stones on the beach, and viewing with fresh eyes the light over Mumbles in different weather and at different times of the day. This particular painting is from that so called Golden Hour in the evening when the sun catches the lighthouse and everything is bathed in a warm glow.

30 x 30cm oil painting on canvas panel.

Below is a detail from the painting which I quite like as a composition in its own right. I may scale this up and make another painting.

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The Old Rectory, Rhossili

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Built around the mid-nineteenth century, The Old Rectory has had an intriguing past – from its role as a base for radar workers during the Second World War, to starring in the hit TV series Torchwood, and of course the inevitable stories of it being haunted. These days, it’s a popular holiday home run by The National Trust.

The house is much photographed given its picturesque setting, but for this painting I’ve taken a more unusual viewpoint from the top of the downs that form the backdrop to the house. I liked the composition with part of the sweeping curve of Rhossili beach in top left hand corner of the picture, shown with the tide out.

10 x 10 inches oil on canvas board.

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Across Swansea Bay to Mumbles

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Mumbles lighthouse, pier and lifeboat station looking across the Swansea Bay from West Cross. Swansea Bay has the second highest tidal range in the world. At each low tide, a large expanse of seashore is uncovered. This area of the shore has a long history of oyster gathering going back many centuries, probably to Roman times. By the mid-19th Century, the shellfish industry employed 600 people in Mumbles and the oysters gathered here were prized across Europe for their quality.

12 x 10 inches, oil painting on canvas board.

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Morning walk, Bracelet Bay, Mumbles

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Finished this morning. Mumbles lighthouse from Bracelet Bay. A milky sun breaking through morning cloud.

10 x 10 inches oil on canvas board.

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Dennis hits Mumbles, 16.2.20 (SOLD)

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This is the view of Mumbles Head from Bracelet Bay car park – the view that most people are familiar with, and the one where I’ve sat in the comfort of my car to draw many times. Sometimes the rain falling on the windscreen fragments the view in interesting ways to distort and make strange the familiarity.

I made this painting on Sunday, 16th of February, the tail end of “Storm Dennis”, the rain has cleared although the wind at 50-60 mph is still whipping up the sea. It is this restless ever-changing sea that drew me to make this painting, with the late winter sun catching the waves and the lighthouse.

Oil painting on canvas board, 12 x 10 inches.

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Low tide, Rhossili cliffs

 

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A painting made from sketches done on the spot last summer. I wanted to convey the drama and enormity of these cliffs by including tiny figures walking the cliff tops and on the beach below.

Oil painting on professional quality canvas board, 12 x 16 inches.

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Rhossili cliffs and Worm’s Head

 

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Three Surfers, Caswell

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I finished this painting yesterday of the popular Caswell bay, Gower. I actually prefer it this time of the year when it’s quieter.

Oil painting on canvas board, 12 x 14.5 inches.

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Pwll Du, Gower

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Finished yesterday, a small oil painting of the lovely secluded Pwll Du Bay on The Gower Peninsula. This is one of my favourite places to walk, swim and of course, draw and paint. It is a sheltered bay, a quiet place, relatively secluded. The stream, which has meandered its way through the wooded Bishopston Valley, filters through the limestone pebbles of the storm beach, and emerges to tumble over the sand and pebbles to the sea. One of the two houses in the picture was once a pub which in the nineteenth century helped quench the thirsts of local quarrymen.

10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas board.

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