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Worms Head Gower

Oil painting Worms Head Gower
Kitchen Corner Boat House, Rhossili, Gower (SOLD)

We have lived on the doorstep of the Gower Peninsula for almost 18 years now. It’s small enough (19 miles in length) to make day trips from Swansea possible. As a landscape artist, it has given me inspiration for many Gower landscape and seascape paintings over the years. Yet, there is always some part I come across that I don’t remember having seen before.  It is 70 square miles in area, so that’s a lot of coastline, hills, valleys, woodlands, streams and fields to explore. I have always wanted to walk along the entire length of the coastal path, to see all the “linking sections” that we miss on the day trips. Perhaps, I will do it this summer.

Rhossili is always popular with visitors. It has an incredible view of the 3-mile beach of Rhossili Bay that arcs northward. In the other direction is Worms Head. This curious dragon-like, tidal island snakes off into the sea. I have seen seals on the leeward side of the island. At low-tide, the causeway can be crossed to the island. When we visited the tide was dropping and the causeway was revealing itself minute, by minute. Yet, the surprise for me was the Old Boathouse at Kitchen Corner. Kitchen Corner is a small bay to the right of the path that leads down to the Worm’s Head causeway. The boathouse was built in the 1920s and was up for sale in 2013. Looking at the real estate details, it doesn’t look like the new owners (if it was sold then) have painted the boathouse since! At low tide, the rocks below are exposed. I painted it when the green heaving sea was still at its feet.  I love to capture the deep green that you only see with a summer sky. It’s a distinct colour that is often found off the coast of West Wales, in Pembrokeshire in particular. I use a lot of turquoise and royal blue to try and recreate the tone in my oil painting. There were also fishermen on the ledges opposite the boathouse.

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13 thoughts on “Worms Head Gower

  1. What a lovely piece. My aunt has only just sold her bungalow overlooking worms head, it was a joy for decades visiting her.

    1. Thank you Gary. I am sure it was joyous visiting your aunt.

    2. Wow! That’s an amazing view your aunt had! I love Rhossili, it’s so windswept and majestic.

      1. We can all learn from dogs, Paul! Thanks for the comment, Emma.

  2. Sounds fabulous! Anyway, called by to leave my thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you!!

  3. Thanks for following my blog. I have yet to photograph The Gower but this lovely painting inspires me even more to visit the area. Beautiful.

  4. I love this painting! I moved to the Gower 30 years ago to be near this stunning coastline and I’ve never looked back.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and follow me and the storyhounds. 🙂

  5. That’s a lovely painting of a beautiful part of the world. 🙂 🙂
    Many thanks for the follow.

    1. Thank you so much!

  6. I really like your work.

    1. Thanks so much, Ellen

    2. I love your blog. Its very funny and interesting.

  7. […] Kitchen Corner is a small bay to the right of the path that leads down to the Worm’s Head causeway. The boathouse was built in the 1920s and is often used as a location for fishermen although there was no one here today. […]

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