Tag Archives: Cornwall

Smeaton’s pier, St Ives

A small oil painting of the popular and oft painted Smeaton’s pier in St Ives, Cornwall. This iconic landmark was built between 1767 and 1770 by the engineer John Smeaton. I have used a limited colour palette, and have resisted the … Continue reading

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Gower Surfer

This is an oil painting finished today 10 inches square, framed size 17 inches square. The frame shown is a ‘St Ives style frame’, popularised by the modernist painters who inhabited that area of Cornwall around the mid twentieth century. … Continue reading

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Frames from St Ives, Cornwall

An oil painting of Langland Point finished today. Not the first time I’ve tackled this subject, and it’s one I now paint from memory. The second painting I completed some time ago en plein air at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives. I … Continue reading

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Rocky coast, St Ives

This is a painting of the rugged coast near St Ives in Cornwall. It’s painted from information gathered on one of Gary Long’s short courses at St Ives School of Painting that I attended last year. It’s a 12 inches square … Continue reading

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Incoming Tide, Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Small 10 x 12 inch oil painting completed over two days in my studio from photographs and sketches made on a recent trip to Cornwall. Such a beautiful walk along the cliffs from The Lizard to Kynance Cove.

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Secluded Cove, near Gurnard’s Head, Cornwall

A slightly larger version of my painting Secluded Beach posted 14 March. This oil painting, completed today, is 10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30cm). I’m trying to simplify shapes and keep the brushwork lively, but as you can see it is still quite … Continue reading

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Grey skies, North Penwith, Cornwall (SOLD)

Another in my series of small 20cm square oil paintings of the stretch of coastline between St Ives and St Just in Cornwall. It was the kind of day when a heavy shower was never far away.

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