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The Long Way home

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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.Ā It is not clear if he is unkempt in his crumpled rain coat because he is homeless or has gone beyond caring too much about his appearance.Either way, he looks sad and almost life-beaten.

I wanted to contrast his sad, beaten, forlorn facial expression, and drooped shoulders and shuffling gait with the excitement of others striding off into the distance, either shoppers hurriedly returning home after a successful day’s shopping or employees from these shops doing the same after a hard day’s work. There is also a frission or juxtaposition between the elderly man’s crumpled slightly smudged coat and dishevelled appearance and the gleaming reflection-clean floor of the shopping mall and the tidy, orderly professional look of the shops.

The elderly man looks like he doesn’t fit in here or even maybe he has no where to go, unlike the others, where he can fit in. It is as if society has locked him out of what others have and perhaps even take for granted.
He seems lonely, and forlorn on his way to wherever he is going, to wherever he calls home?

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New York, New York!

I am delighted to say I have just SOLD this oil painting “Umbrella Flowers” via Artfinder.

It is now going to be living in New York, New York, USA

“An expressionist oil painting of some cow parsley flowers craning their necks to the sun to catch a fragment of some nourishing summer light as it peeks and shoots through the trees and bushes in the background. I love the way cow parley catches the light in it’s lacy petals. It’s delicacy the very expression of summer calm and heat. They seem to stretch their flowery fingers to the sun in exaltation. In praise of summer.”

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Moving Mountains – a Brecon Beacons Painting

Delighted to say I have just SOLD “Sugar Loaf and Table Mountain”” via Artfinder – now off to live in Surrey!

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“Returning again to paint one of my favourite views and areas of Mid Wales, that of The Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
This is a scene of the fleeting sun light through the clouds, brushed by the evening’s sunsetting colours of pinky oranges, purply pinks, turquoise, steely blues and mauve, as we look at evening light as it catches the Sugar Loaf and Table Mountain in the distance.”

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En Plain Air in the Brecon Beacons

Just arrived back from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the Black Mountains – a week of walking, climbing up hills and mountains, taking photographs, painting en plein air and painting sketching for later art work. Great to get away from it all if only to come back refreshed and loaded up with inspiration for future artwork. The Black Mountains is a major inspiration, alongside the Gower Peninsula, in my art work. I love the clear mountain light, the shadows it creates, casting its long dark fingers across rounded hills, through tree and hedgerows and deep into the ragged craggy furrows of the numerous glaciated mountain faces strewn throughout this area of the Brecon Beacons.

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Off On A Week’s Holiday!!!

Tomorrow my husband and I are off on our holidays for a hard earned rest.
We and our two dogs will be off to Mid Wales, staying in the same cottage we stayed in last year for a week of relaxing and rambling and taking photos of course!
We are staying just directly opposite the hillside depicted in this painting.
See you in a week or so. šŸ™‚

Enjoy your own holidays too!

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Umbellifers in Oz

 

Delighted to say I have just SOLD this oil painting “Umbellifers” via Artfinder. This painting has now been posted to it’s new home in Australia.

These bright flower paintings always seem to find a new home in Oz for some reason. I have sold a number to artlovers on the other side of the world.

The bright colours might fit in with all that sunshine.

“The bright sunlight darkens the background woodland to pitch black, leaving only the glimmering colours of green and brilliant, delicate white on the reaching stems and lacy parasols of the Umbellifers.”

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Toward Another Place

Delighted to say I have just SOLD this painting “Toward Pennard Pill” viaĀ artgallery.co.uk

“This is a refractionist oil painting of a much loved inspiration for several of my works, the wooded area of Ilston in the Gower Peninusla, near Swansea. This brook or pill leads to the sea at Three Cliffs Bay, via Pennard Pill, hence the title.”

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No Longer Still

Delighted to say I have just SOLD “The Still Killy Willy” via Artfinder !
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“This is another oil painting of the stream in Ilston Cwm, in Gower. The stream painted here is sometimes known as the Killy Willy, which runs to sea as Pennard Pill, at Three Cliffs Bay.”

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