Category: Swansea

The Long Way home

This people portrait is intentionally quite poignant as it features an elderly man who seems to be carrying some of his belongings in a plastic shopping bag. It is not clear if he is unkempt in his crumpled rain coat because he is homeless or has gone beyond caring…

Pasty Alfresco

An oil painting/people portrait of a man finishing off his pasty while having a hard earned rest from scouring the stalls and bargain buying down Singleton Market, Swansea. “Pasty Alfresco” 24 x 30 cm.  

Uplands from Swansea Beach

New oil painting – “Uplands from Swansea Beach” – 60 x 50 cm – £295   “The title of this painting has a double meaning as Uplands also refers to the area of Swansea in the background of this painting as well as being upland from the beach,…

Tide’s Out!

Delighted to say I have SOLD “Tide’s In, Mumbles” via facebook – a reminder that my artwork can be bought direct here on facebook or on twitter as well as on my website http://emmacownie.artweb.com/  

Swansea From Mumbles painting

This painting shows me why I love Swansea and South Wales. With all the huddled up houses hanging onto hills and valleys and sliding down to the sand of Swansea Bay. It is like the Valleys of South Wales are transplanted to the seaside. As a result this view almost has a slight incongruity to it.

Brynmill from Swansea Beach

“Brynmill from Swansea Beach” is a new painting of the area of Brynmill in Swansea, “from the beach” – it is not actually from the beach as such as the image that inspired this painting was shot from Swansea Marina using a telescopic lens. At the top of…

Down Cwmdonkin

This is an example of my ‘refractionist’ technique at work as I build up the painting, first from breaking down a photo into areas of colour, which I sketch in as mainly black and white, gently adding colours that I feel will represent light on colour at different…