Waiting for the sunlight on a stormy day at Three Cliffs Bay.
I managed to make it down to Rhossili Bay this week. It has been raining on and off for weeks. I have been painting in my attic studio listening to the rain thundering down and I have got quite tired of that sound. So when I was greeted by clear skies I decided, on a whim, to drive down to Rhossili to see the autumn colours.
The sparkling autumn light is stunning. From a painter’s point of view is more interesting than summer light. I find it ironic that there’s less light around but its better quality, from an artists’ point of view. I still have not adjusted to the clocks going back last month, and I am still waking at 5 -5.30am!
This is my most recent woodland painting of the pinewoods near Parkmill and Illston, on the Gower Peninsula.
Three Cliffs Bay, Gower in the changing seasons. What’s the main difference between the seasons? The light. Whether the sun is high or low in the sky, the angle of the rays, the quality of the light. Is it sharp or is it hazy?
Art Exhibition in Brynmill Swansea My exhibition of Gower seascapes and scenes from life in Brynmill, Swansea. There were some last minute discussions about what should be included. A late addition quickly had “D’” hooks and string attached this morning. The bubble wrap was rolled out and the…