Path to the beach (SOLD)

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This is a small 6 inch square oil painting on canvas board completed recently in one outdoor session. I was standing at my easel on a hill in The Oxwich National Nature Reserve, Gower. The beach, Oxwich Bay, is just over the brow. In the distance is the north Devon coast.

I was attracted by the simplicity of the composition, the sense of mystery and anticipation suggested by the sandy path and the emptiness of the scene.

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Walkers, Caswell Bay (SOLD)

IMG_0143 copyCaswell is one of the most popular bathing bays on the Gower Peninsula in south Wales. The distant headland is Pwll Du. 10 x 10 inches oil painting, on canvas board.

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower (SOLD)

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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 panoramic perspective of the vast beach in all its splendour.

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Coastal Path, Gower

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This is the path between Caswell and Langland Bays on the Gower Peninsula, south Wales. I used thicker paint than I do usually, particularly in the foreground. I enjoyed working the paint with brush and knife, and like the way the direction and quality of the brushstrokes remains visible, bringing out the character of the oil paint.

A 10×10 inch oil painting on canvas board.

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Mist clearing, Rhossili

IMG_0022I think this painting is now finished. I’ve tried not to tighten it up with too much sharp detail to retain that misty feel.

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Rhossili oil sketch

IMG_0021This is a 10inch square, quick oil sketch en plein air, a ‘classic’ view of Rhossili cliffs and Worms Head. It’s not intended as a finished painting. I’ve just blocked in the main shapes on a wet grey base, ‘wet on wet’. I like the subtlety of the colours (which have not reproduced well on screen), a simple primary triad palette comprising cadmium red, yellow ochre and French ultramarine as well as, of course, titanium white. I’m tempted to work into it and produce a more finished piece, but the danger is that I will overwork it and it will tighten up. Mmmm…. we’ll see, – watch this space!

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Summer morning, Three Cliffs, Gower

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The tide is high on a tranquil summer morning at Three Cliff Bay, Gower. 10 x10 inch oil painting.

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