Tag Archives: Gower

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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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

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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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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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Summer morning walk, Three Cliffs Bay.

I finished this today – the paint is still wet! The picture is not yet framed. In the photograph the painting has been place over an existing framed painting, and is a ‘serving suggestion’ only. Oil painting on canvas board … Continue reading

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Yet another painting of Three Cliffs Bay fresh off the easel – well, it is my local playground and it is one of the most picturesque beaches in Wales! 30x30cm oil on canvas board

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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

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Early morning sun, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

An oil painting made in ‘one hit’ yesterday, from drawings and photographs taken some years ago. It’s a subject I’m so familiar with that I could really paint it from memory! It was early on a balmy summer morning. The … Continue reading

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