Monday, 27 June 2016
The Gower is spectacular when viewed from land or sea. The only downside is the roads getting pretty clogged in Summer. The above painting shows Rhossili Bay and Burry Holmes in the background. The painting sold a couple of days ago.
This week I am concentrating on my piano as I have an exam coming up next week. We do have to take down an exhibition on Thursday however.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
This morning Jac and I decided to take a walk through the woods and back down over Penlanffos. The path was pretty much over grown in places and a bit slippy underfoot on the way up through the woods but quite passable.
Friday, 24 June 2016
The above painting of Boathouse by moonlight sold last week. In the past we have had many pleasant evenings swinging to an anchor watching the moon rise over the Laugharne Estuary.(ok strictly speaking the Taf but you know what I mean).
I see a lot of very heated discussions and personal abuse on the internet regarding the referendum result at the moment and I really think this is a time for cool heads.
I am with Lisa Miller on this.
"Well we may or may not have got the outcome we voted for but there it is. Better make the best of it."
Thursday, 23 June 2016
The above painting of Heulwen a sadle tank engine on the Gwili Railway sold last week. It had been a wet couple of days when I saw her steaming in Bronwydd Station. The reflections did it for me.
Alex and I have been away for a couple of weeks in the Cotswolds but are now back with a meadow surrounding the house. I have always enjoyed visiting the galleries in London even the Tate Modern. I do "get" some of the work but then again most of it passes me by. I think I find it hard to appreciate something that requires no technical ability. I suppose I like going because sometimes there are things that do appeal to me and I go in hope more than expectation. Some of the exhibitions in the Turbine Hall have been to my liking eg. Rachel Whitebread and Ai Weiwei porcelain sunflowers seeds.
Unfortunately from the previews of the Tate Modern Extension I am only likely to grumble and mutter if I go in there at the moment.
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Alex and I spent a pleasant afternoon watching village cricket yesterday. I have enjoyed watching cricket since being a boy when my grandfather would take me out of school to watch first class matches. My grandfather knew all the players old and new. I still have Tiger Smiths autograph. He played test for England until 1912. None of this business about fining parents for missing school in those days. Anyway a lovely relaxing afternoon with tea and the odd beer.
Friday, 17 June 2016
One of the constants in the Welsh countryside is sheep. The above painting shows a shepherd with his flock in the Preseli's. This particular painting is now in Dubai. I like the style of this painting it had a ground put onfirst and was quickly executed in a fluid manner.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
When we lived in Brecon we often climbed the Beacons and I keep threatening to go back up there.
It is a beautiful and exhilarating view from Pen y Fan. The painting above is of a red kite over Storey Arms the starting point for the climb. The painting is sold.
Saturday, 11 June 2016
I am quite happy to paint most things but I generally like to "know" what they are, how they work and preferably have seen them or something similar. My absolute preference is to paint form life but of course this is not always possible.
A few years back I was asked to do a painting of the Pyramids. now I have been there and had no problem doing the painting. To be honest I wouldn't want ot go back there now but I am glad I went.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
The above painting of Tenby has sold this week. I have a lot of connections with Tenby and have done a few paintings over the years. In days gone by we have sailed into Tenby and anchored on the beach stopping overnight. Nowadays Alex and I like to stop there for a couple of days out of season staying in a B&B.
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
I paint horses on the beach and cattle in fields but all part of a landscape.
Ah, the problem with my phone, I had a Eureka moment yesterday and contacted the Chief Executive of BT. Problem solved I now have an answering service. Thank you Mr Patterson.
Monday, 6 June 2016
Apparently for a multi million pound international telecom giant this task is too difficult although promising to fix it is very easy.
So yes it makes you want to scream.
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Friday, 3 June 2016
Wednesday, 1 June 2016