Tag Archives: contemporary art

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

Posted in Art, Painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Gower, Painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art, Painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Low tide, Three Cliffs Bay

A bright but windy day at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. This was an abandoned painting from a few years back that I decided was worth repainting yesterday afternoon. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 29 x 30.5cm

Posted in Painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Gower coast, morning light

Looking down from the cliff tops at the south Gower coast with Tor Bay in the foreground and the Great Tor proudly jutting out into the Bristol Channel. The tide is high with the cliffs silhouetted against the morning sun. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Painting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art, Oil painting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Art, Gower, Oil painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ceibwr bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This is a small oil painting I did some time ago inspired by the colours and rhythms of the rock formations in Ceibwr Bay, south of Cardigan in west Wales. It is moving towards abstraction more than my usual more … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Oil painting, Painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhossili Cliffs from the Beach

The majestic limestone cliffs rising about 200feet above Rhossili beach, with the tidal island of Worm’s Head in the distance. The Gower Peninsula was the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a rather larger painting than … Continue reading

Posted in Gower, Oil painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments