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Pembrokeshire Pictures


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.


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Pembrokeshire 4 @ 4 x 10

I have just returned from a 10 day painting trip to the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales. The weather ranged from wet and windy to glorious sunshine. I was able to get useful work done everyday, returning with more than 30 pictures, although I will only frame a fraction of these. Here are four of the smallest paintings from the trip. They are all in oil on board and measure 10 x 25 cm or 4 x 10 inches. As usual they were all completed on the spot.

You can click each of them to view the full size image or why not try out the slideshow link below. To return to this page from the Piclens viewer click on the link at the top left.

I am busy this week collecting frames and delivering paintings to different exhibitions but I will post more paintings of the Pembrokeshire coast as I get organised.






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