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Rocky shoreline, Rhossili

Late afternoon sunshine at Rhossili beach with Atlantic waves rolling in. These jagged rocks are to be found on the beautiful and underused beach to the east of the Worms Head. Most people prefer the more familiar long sweep of … Continue reading

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Zennor, Cornwall

This is a painting started some time ago and completed today. It is from a sketch I made on a visit to the ancient village of Zennor near St Ives a couple of years ago. I tucked myself away from … Continue reading

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Worms Head, Rhossili

Looking towards Worm’s Head from the Rhossili cliff tops. The Worm snakes out for about a mile into the Bristol Channel and is only accessible during a window of about four hours at low tide. This is a 10×12 inch … Continue reading

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January day, Three Cliffs Bay

Finished today… at least I think it’s finished. Someone said a painting is never finished, it’s simply abandoned. Knowing when to stop – or to abandon the painting – is something of a challenge for me. I do tend to … Continue reading

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Moonlight over the Great Tor

This is a bit different for me – a nocturne of Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, looking towards the Great Tor. I painted it in one hit today, and it’s still wet. I need to take another photograph when it’s dry. … Continue reading

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Rhossili – weather closing in

This painting was worked up from the initial sketch reproduced below. In many ways I like the unadulterated rawness of the sketch. There’s always a danger of over-working a painting, refining it and and putting in too much detail leaving … Continue reading

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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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