Painting Broadpool at twilight

Here’s my latest painting, its very much a work in progress. Its much bigger than the other canvases so has taken alot more work to get right. The location is Broad Pool, Gower Peninsula, South Wales – which is one of my favourite locations, Its based on a photo of mine which was taken at dawn, with the colours just starting to appear in the sky, reflection and low lying mist.

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Painting Rhossili

I enjoyed painting so much I did another one. I wanted to create the feeling of a hazy summers day, the summer bit came quite natural as the weather in Wales right now is beautiful, but I was missing the haziness, so I decided to watch jaws – not for the shark bit, but for the style, the sounds and the way they made me feel when painting the canvas.

I really like the effect, painting is really helping me to relax.

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And the photo it’s based on:

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Painting Limeslade

Recently I’ve had a real urge to get back into painting, it’s been so long since I really painted, so I decided to give it a go.
I really enjoyed it, it’s as if I never stopped. I’m very lucky as I have lots of landscapes to paint 🙂

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And here’s the photo it’s based on:

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It’s not as dark and moody as the original and I’ve added more movement to the water. With art I am able to omit items I don’t want and add items if I want 🙂

Bluebell Wood

Photos from my woodland wanderings on my day off… I found this amazing bluebell wood, but I havent been able to process them as my little cat Bodhi has been taken ill and I’ve been frantically trying to get him to the right care. Thankfully he’s being looked after by the best – even if it is over 80 miles away…

Anyway, a distraction for my mind… I love bluebell woods they are so pretty. I’ve taken a mixture of photos, some using a tiny aperture to get everything in focus, and some using a wide aperture to obtain a shallow depth of field – to ‘focus’ on the bluebells on the woodland floor.

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Rhossili Panorama

Here are the two panoramas from last Mondays wanderings.

It was really hazy and warm looking, but in reality very cold and windy – my hair looked like a birds nest within five minutes!

Click on an image to view.

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I scaled the steep gradient to the position within no time as I had a goal to get there for sunrise.

The reason for the panoramas? I’m doing a 4 panel canvas to put on the wall, I’m aiming for an uplifting landscape – something local.

I’m having a weekend off, ok the truth of it is I’m fighting of a lurgy that’s had me weak, achy and with a temperature since Thurs – I’m giving myself a break, I’ll get back to the photography soon.

Hope you like! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!