Although I don’t think that I paint cows all that often, they have added up over the years.
My previous painting of Mewslade Bay, Gower, had been all about majesty and rocks but this one was different, it was more about colour and light.
This is a commission piece I have been working on this week. The brief was to paint this beautiful sunlit New York apartment.
Mewslade Bay is just round the corner from Worms Head and Rhossili Bay. There is no beach to speak of at high tide. At low tide, however, the sandy beach can be reached if you scramble down over some slippery rocks, and thick beds of seaweed that have been washed up against rocks.
As a painter, I feel that I have succeeded if I my work can provoke an emotional reaction.
My last stage of my coastal walk along the marsh road of North Gower.
In part one of this walk from Llanmadoc to Llanrhidian I walk along the edge of the salt marshes of north Gower coast and find a dark story from the Second World War.
My walk to Whiteford Point. This is seen by many as the wildest and most remote part of Gower, on its furthest northern tip.
Shadows were my first love. They still are. It’s hard to find any painting of mine without blue/mauve/purple/brown shadows. When I get hold of an idea I can get quite obsessive about it. Lately, it’s been early morning light.
Gower boasts two gems that most visitors never see. They are Three Chimneys, a set of sea arches, and a massive rock pool known as Blue Pool.