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Swansea Open 2023

Delighted to learn that both these paintings I entered for the Swansea Open have been selected. The show runs from this Saturday to April 16 at The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

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Squally showers kinda day, Rhossili

This is another variation on a viewpoint I’ve painted many times, on the clifftops overlooking the sweep of Rhossili sands with the downs in the background. 12x12inches. Oil on canvas board.

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Autumn light, Caswell Bay, Gower

A showery kind of autumn day, still mild enough for a paddle. A different format for me, a double square, 20 x 10 inches, Oil on canvas board.

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Some inspiring notes on colour.

To make these three recent paintings, I used a more limited palette than I would usually, retricting myself to cadmium red, alizarin crimson, French ultramarine, cadmium yellow – plus, of course, titanium white. I had read several books where this … Continue reading

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Pobbles & Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Oil on canvas board, 16×16 inches.

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Two under-cooked paintings

Oil on stretched canvas, 24 x 16 inches Oil on canvas on board, 24 x 12.5 inches I have ‘let go’ of both these paintings sooner than I normally would. This follows on from the point I was making in … Continue reading

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Another painting of the ever popular Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. This is has been hanging around the studio unfinished for a while, so yesterday I decided to get it done and posted. The tide is out, and the river winds … Continue reading

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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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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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