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Psalm Singing with and without words: Caldey Abbey

This painting is of the back of the beautiful gardens lying behind the Caldey Island Monastery on the holy Island of Caldey Island, off Tenby in West Wales, UK. Caldey Island is a veritable ‘Eden’ when the sun illuminates this tree bunched island, the only Welsh island to have trees planted, and so many of them and in such rich … Read the rest

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More talk about Art – “In the Light Refracted”

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This abstracted landscape or ‘refractionist’ work sees the light broken down into light filled colour segments or ‘blocks’ to create an almost pre-perceptual  image. The foreground dark reds are juxtaposed against the light-singed orange and lushy leafy greens to suggest a green distant solace from the scorching heat, with the darker … Read the rest

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A Word on Technique

I have been asked a lot recently about  the techniques I employ in  my art and will discuss these in more detail in other blogs but below are now summarised accounts on how I treat light and colour at present in my work.

 

Use of light – In my paintings the effect of light is often ‘heightened’ and similar to … Read the rest

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Penmaen Bend

Penmaen Bend Revisited

Penmaen is in the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea. This painting is of a ‘peeking out’ view from a car slipping out of a parking area which serves as a place to park and then walk  down a rubbly, foot twisting lane, which sports a green grassed mohican, to either the bays, Cliffs or Tor.  The view of the road, double … Read the rest

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Winter Lane

The mix of the vibrant lime green and the greys with the light wispish grey of the sky are meant to provide a frission between more so-called rich vibrant alive colours and those usually associated with being drab, boring, muncipal; to express that heightened feeling of energy and aliveness that one often feels after the rain has gone, when the … Read the rest

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Winter Lane

The mix of the vibrant lime green and the greys with the light wispish grey of the sky are meant to provide a frission between more so-called  rich vibrant alive colours and those usually associated with being drab, boring, muncipal, to express that heightened feeling of energy and aliveness that one often feels after the rain has gone, when the … Read the rest