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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Grey wall.

This painting is far too wholesome to be enjoyed, its the equivalent of organic brown rice, mixed with sawdust for extra roughage.
Oil on card 10 by 6 inches.

Moon valley

Sort of the view from my bedroom, but again this has been cropped and messed around with after the paint has dried. One day I hope to establish compositions before I start painting.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Aberystwyth Prom.

Low sun, warm light, dark shadows, yes its a Hopper but on a very bad day, Aberystwyth is a small holiday/university town on the far edge of wales. This Hopperesque portrayal is kind of really apt as Aberystwyth is the setting for a series of fabulous 1950s style gangster/detective novels by Malcolm Pryce "Framed in the structure of a hardboiled private detective crime novel, with Aberystwyth evocatively replacing Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles". Titles include "Aberystwyth Mon Amor", "The unbearable lightness of being in Aberystwyth", Last Tango in Aberystwyth" you get the idea.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Carys, Oil on Card A3.

Carys my luvly daughter, shes probably going to be a better painter than me. And a better speller.

Aberystwyth Pier Starlings roosting.Oil A4.

I Have cropped this one again, its more about the fizzy texture the flock against the silky soft waves, its more as intended originally. Might paint this again, more flock required.

Whicker Chair Watercolur A3

Dinefwr Castle, Watercolour, A3 size.

Historic Welsh castle, taken over by the Normans, then the Welsh a few times, home of the Lord Rhys, founder of the first Eisteddfod (Cultural competition), its a couple of miles from my house.