"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Old Haunts

Morfa Bychan. Pendine, Carmarthenshire. Acrylic on gesso primed board. 9'' x 13'' (detail).

Having worked on this painting on and off (as much as time allowed) throughout the Christmas holiday, I've finally managed to finish it. Based on a watercolour sketch made over 20 years ago just after I left college. The bay lies just to the west of the famous Pendine sands, site of a number of early land speed record attempts by Malcolm Campbell and others.
It was painted using a palette of Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow pale, Permanent Green deep and Crimson.

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