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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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Two contrasting paintings of sand, sea and sky

These are two recent paintings of basically the same subject matter of sand, sea and sky. In the one above I have used a rather ‘sweet’ colour palette of greens, blues, mauves and ochres, whereas the one below is rather … Continue reading

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Rhossili village from the cliffs

A view of Rhossili village, Gower, from the cliffs. Low sun on a winter’s afternoon. I was particularly interested in the visual rhythms set up by the geological folds in the limestone rock. An oil painting on canvas mounted on … Continue reading

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A day of showers and sunshine at Rhossili

A Day of sunshine and showers at Rhossili on The Gower Peninsula, south Wales. The tide is out and the prevailing westerly wind is carrying the clouds across the downs. I love it walking these cliffs when it is wild … Continue reading

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Sker House, Porthcawl

“Sker House is a historic building in Wales. Originally built as a monastic grange of the Cistercian order over 900 years ago, it is situated just outside the town of Porthcawl, near Bridgend. Little remains of the original structure and … Continue reading

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Silvery light, Three Cliffs.

I have used a slightly cooler palette for this painting, replacing Cadmium Red with Michael Harding’s Amethyst, a rich, transparent red purple. For those who are interested my palette for this painting comprises: Amethyst, Raw Sienna, French Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson, … Continue reading

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Calm summer afternoon, Rhossili.

My goal for a long time now has been to paint looser, to allow the paint to do the work and to just let the paint be, to let go sooner. Simplify, simplify, simplify. I am trying to think in … Continue reading

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