Above: Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire. 8 x 20 inches, oil on board
This painting will feature in my exhibition at Island Fine Arts in June 2011
I was back in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, last week. And, being a plein air painter, there was a lot of weather to contend with. Frequently the best painting weather – ie. when it wasn’t actually raining – came in the last hour or so before dusk. But working fast against the fading light in wild locations is one of the great things about being a landscape painter.
Above: Me painting after sunset on a calm evening at Newgale.
We visited artist Naomi Tydeman and walked our dogs on the beach and out to Monkstone Point at sunset before an unforgetable dinner. Later in the week we met up for a meal with thriller writer Scott Mariani at his country house in a secret location in the wilds of West Wales.
I snapped this shot of the figure above walking across the sand or was it the sky at Newgale Beach. Below is another view of the same wonderful beach.