Landscapes

Landscape Drawing Week With Mike Knowles

These paintings are the result of attending the Island Art Group landscape workshop at Llaneilian in the north of Anglesey. Mike Knowles provided tuition and guidance, as well as useful constructive criticism. I chose to focus on Mynydd Parys (Parys Mountain), which, according to Wikipedia, “dominated the world’s copper market during the 1780s, when the …

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Finished Painting – The Sculpture Garden II

The Sculpture Garden (Acrylic on canvas 41cm x 41cm) This is the completed painting entitled ‘The Sculpture Garden II. It’s developed from a small sketch made during a life drawing class. It’s part of a continuing series in which I’m exploring the use of abstracted flat coloured shapes to create the sense of form in …

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Up and Down South Stack Steps

New Painting: Up and Down South Stack Steps (Triptych)

This is my latest painting, which is entitled ‘Up and Down South Stack Steps’. It’s an imposing triptych painted in acrylics on 3 large cradled panels (see picture below for an idea of scale). It’s painted primarily from memory in an effort to recreate the experience of descending South Stack‘s 400 steps. The panels represent …

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South Stack Lighthouse Abstract

New Painting: Abstract South Stack Lighthouse

This is an attempt to try the Colour Field painting style of Mark Rothko and others. It’s actually a simplified landscape painting of South Stack Lighthouse, which is probably a contravention of the ‘subject/form free’ approach of the Abstract Expressionists. Incidentally, it’s also the first painting my wife has liked enough to put up in …

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Inland Sea Pontrhydybont New Year's Day 2017

Inland Sea painting development

Yay! Someone kindly bought my painting ‘The Inland Sea Pontrhydybont New Year’s Day 2017’ from the Island Art Group Exhibition in Beaumaris last Saturday (for which ‘Thank you!’) so I hope this post isn’t a bad idea, but I thought it might be interesting to show the development process the painting went through… Here’s a …

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Still Life with Oranges and Lemon (acrylic on Paper on Board 58cm x 83cm)

Island Art Group Exhibition at the David Hughes Centre, Beaumaris

Just to mention that the Island Art Group Exhibition starts tomorrow Saturday 27th May 2017. It’s being held at the David Hughes Centre, Beaumaris and is open between 10am and 5pm ending Friday 9th June. There’s a great selection of work on display from members of the group, including the following 5 pieces by me, …

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Roadking Truckstop Exhibition with Stuart Burne

Exhibition of Work at the Roadking Truckstop Cafe, Holyhead

Thanks to a very generous invitation from Stuart Burne (seen in the photo below with 3 of the pieces) and the kind folks at the Roadking Truckstop Cafe in Holyhead, the following 5 pieces of work are on display for public viewing for the next couple of months, so why not drop in and have …

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