Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Changing Track Gwili Railway

As we took the children on the Gwili Railway yesterday I thought I would post a painting of one of the locos changing track. I still have the painting framed somewhere. It is a 6 x 6 ins painting one of a big series I did. Most are sold but one or two are left somewhere about and tend not to see the air these days.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Looking across the Valley

The above painting was a commission of the Towy Valley looking from Ael y Bryn towards Llangunnor with Tan Yr Rhallt Farm on the bend under the trees. You can just make out the old engine sheds that are now Jewsons.The branch line used to run alongside the valley up to Abergwili  and then on eventually to Aberystwyth. A small section of it is preserved for running steam trains.

Looks like a nice day, maybe take the grandchildren on the Gwili Railway?

Monday, 14 August 2017

Painting of a Bank of the River Towy

I finished the above painting today. It shows a Bank of the River Towy near Halfway in strong sunlight.

I haven't got any commissions on the go at the moment so a little respite. I am pondering what to paint next. I have a couple of ideas but will see how I feel when the time comes. We have a shed full of grandchildren from tomorrow all week so I am not anticipating much brushwork but you never know!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pair of Brixham Trawlers

We just spent the weekend in Pembrokeshire and had a great time relaxing. Last night Alex was out watching the meteor shower while I was studying the back of my eyelids.

I am working on a painting of The Towy near Halfway at the present. Hope to finish it tomorrow.

The painting above is of a pair of Brixham Trawlers and I did it for our son.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Downs Clifton

The above painting is now hanging in an extensive residence in the middle east along with several of my other works. When I was walking the Downs near Clifton  I was taken by these trees and unusually had no pencil or paper with me so it was done from memory.

 A few weeks ago Alex mislaid the key for the garden shed.  Despite searching through all her pockets, looking behind cupboards, apologies and deperation she failed to find it. She swore she hung it up on the right hook. Anyway it wasn't a disaster as we had a spare. Anyway the spare went missing yesterday much to amazement. She checked everywhere again. Later I put on my old coat and found in the pocket 2 keys for the shed!!!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Painting of A Bend in the River Towy

The above painting "A Bend on the River Towy" sold this week. It is quite loose in style and works well with the subject. A commission was picked up yesterday and I have to drop a painting off today. We have a couple of grandchildren arriving today. Life is never dull.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Painting of St Margaret's Island

We often go to Tenby... in the winter. Its a lovely spot and off season is quiet. We have visited in the summer avoiding all the traffic. We sailed in, dropped anchor and dried out on the beach.

Today we have the pleasure of posting our tax returns, no we haven't got around to doing them on line.
There is also a commission to frame. Ah yes the painting above is sold and is Tenby looking at St. Margaret's Island (which is actually attached to Caldey Island).