Wednesday, 22 October 2014

HURRICANE GONZALO arrives in West Wales

 Hurricane Gonzalo had worked hard and had now arrived at the bottom of our garden in Llanon - West Wales. There was still plenty of power left.






Thursday, 16 October 2014

MWNT CHAPEL


Mwnt - near Cardigan - Ceredigion - West Wales.
Oil on canvas 70x50cm

Monday, 13 October 2014

PENBRYN - Ceredigion

And now ... the painting!
Acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

PENBRYN BEACH - Ceredigion

PENBRYN my newly discovered secret beach.
In an attempt to squeeze the last drops out of our exceptional summer we went to a beach we had always passed by before. It turned out to be an amazing place with a mile of sand when the tide is out. I can see many paintings emerging from this place in times to come.
[But, once again I would advise you not to come, it's horrible, you wouldn't like it, the roads are terrible, ..... no, probably best to stay away!!!!!!]








Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mwnt - Ceredigion [National Trust property]

Fantastic beach crowded in the summer (relatively) and deserted out of season.
Amazing silence, solitude, a scared space.
A place for walkers to stop and rest.

A place to suddenly see dolphin - seals - red kite - cormorant and a wide range of butterflies.
The chapel at Mwnt is very very old, well worth a Wiki.

Oil on canvas board 20"x16"

Mwnt was the site of an unsuccessful invasion by Flemings in 1155, and its defeat was long afterwards celebrated on the first Sunday in January as "Sul Coch y Mwnt". The name (Red Sunday) was given in consequence of the blood shed on that day.[5] It is reputed that the bones of the defeated invaders would occasionally be visible under the sand when uncovered by windy conditions in the early 20th century.[6]
The Church of the Holy Cross (WelshEglwys y Grog) is an example of a medieval sailor's chapel of ease. The site is said to have been used since the Age of the Saints, but the present building is probably 14th century. It has an example of a 12th or 13th century font made of Preseli stone. Mwnt was a civil parish in its own right for several centuries, but before the 17th century it was a detached chapelry of the parish of Llangoedmor. Since 1934, it has been part of the parish of Y Ferwig. The church is a grade I listed building. [7]
The beach (but not the church) is owned by the National Trust, who exercise a conservation remit over both.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

LLANON from a distance on the coastal path.

LLANON from a distance on the coastal path.
Oil on canvas board.

Friday, 5 September 2014

LLANERCHAERON - National Trust - Ceredigion

LLANERCHAERON - National Trust - Ceredigion is a self sufficient house/farm with a complete transformation by Nash, who had a strong desire to make things symmetrical both in and out. False windows and features are put in to create this illusion. A wonderful day out.





















Sunday, 31 August 2014

MWNT

Day out at beautiful Mwnt with it's ancient chapel/church.









Wednesday, 20 August 2014

NEW PATHWAYS

I am still finding new places to walk close to our new home here in Llanon, Ceredigion. Because we live within minutes of the coastal path there are many natural walks to hand. It is possible to walk around Wales on all its sides both land and coast.This most recent find is one of my all time favourites ... Llanon to Aberarth.







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