Wednesday, 29 April 2009

REMEMBERING POPPIT SANDS


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Just a quick painting, fitted in between Welsh revision and my Welsh language class. I am really loving painting on very small canvas/boards. I hope you enjoy the tiny speck of red on the horizon as much as I do. It is amazing that such a little bit of colour can be so powerful.

Friday, 24 April 2009

POOL - STIPERSTONES - 6"x8" oil - SOLD


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On days when I am unable to go out to paint I sometimes get fidgety. I have just discovered that I am able to work quite well from small, quick, roughly printed photos from recent visits. Because the photos are poor quality with little detail in the shadows etc. they are ideal for what I want. They are able to give me just an idea, that I have no intention of slavishly following. The photo becomes almost like a quick sketch from which I can construct the painting.
Picasa3 is a useful tool also for it is possible to quickly 'desaturate' (take all the colour information away) and just see the tonal quality of the photograph.
So 15 minutes later this little 'indoor pochade', just 8"x6" was finished enough for purpose - I hope you enjoy it -- the real weather was wonderful, blue blue sky!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

SIT BACK AND ENJOY!

Occasionally we see things that surprise us. It might be very simple idea, or one that perhaps afterwards we say 'Oh, that just like .......' but until that person has made it visible it has remained just a brilliant idea.
Spend a few minutes with the above link and have a very pleasant surprise. This is a work of dedication, many hours of work.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

The CHURCH at LLANLLWCHAIARN

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CANAL PUMPHOUSE from across RIVER SEVERN LLANLLWCHAIARN


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The PUMP HOUSE is a few minutes walk from the old church of Llanllwchaiarn. The present church dates back to around 1814 but it is known that the site existed as far back as the 6th Century.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

DOLGELLAU - Cwrs Cymraeg



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Today we are in the ancient Welsh town of
Dolgellau (Doll-Gethhh-Eye).
We have been coming here now for a number of years to join with other people who like us are trying to gain some extra help in learning the Welsh language. It is a bit like a wriggly worm in as much as as soon as you think you have grasped one the peculiarities of the language, it changes it shape once more. It is a wonderful challenge, knowing that it is possible to hold a conversation after a time, and then find that a few miles down the road you may find a quiet different form of Welsh with a different sound. Learners of Welsh seem to be very interesting people with a lot of other interests, especially in the national culture.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

THE PUMP HOUSE - LLANLLWCHAIARN

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The Pump House took water from the River Severn to supply this part of the Montgomeryshire Canal. At one time it was operated by a water wheel but became steam driven and again later by diesel, finally stopping work around 1940.

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