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Good Drying Weather

My mother tells me many people don’t use clothes lines  or washing lines any more. They use tumble driers, instead. They must have big electricity bills. What better way to dry your washing that using good old fashioned solar power? In the early modern period people just laid…

The Rhyddings, Brynmill, Swansea.

      The magnificent red brick building at the end of our road used to be called the Rhyddings Hotel but in recent years has recently rebranded itself as “The Rhyddings at Swansea”. I have always admired it’s generously arched windows which look out north and west from…

Bernard Street, Brynmill

“Urban minimal” paintings of Swansea      Swansea is full of hills. It’s why there are so many great views in this town. It helps keep you fit. We live on top of a hill that -gave its name to the area – Brynmill (Lit. “Mill Hill” in…

6 Tips for Painting Commissions

Commissions for Oil Paintings I am currently working on a commission piece at the moment and have two more in the pipeline. I really enjoy doing commissions for three reasons: Firstly, you’ve “sold” a piece of work before you’ve completed it. Secondly, it’s quite a compliment and boost…

My Summer Art Exhibition in Swansea.

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…

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