Tag Archives: Oil painting

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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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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Dog-walker, Caswell, Gower

This painting was finished this morning although it was started some weeks ago. Caswell Bay is one of the more easily accessible bays of Gower with a broad sandy beach. Oil on canvas board, 12 inches square (30x30cm).

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Moon rising over Mumbles Head

The weather has been miserable over the last week, mist and murk, so I haven’t been able to get out drawing. Instead I’ve been finishing a few paintings that have been hanging about in the studio for far too long. … Continue reading

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Worm’s Head, Rhossili

I know I’ve neglected this blog for some time now, so here is a new painting fresh off the easel. I recognise that my style of painting hasn’t changed, and neither has my mental attitude and approach to painting. With … Continue reading

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