Beach Paintings

Borth beach head (2014)
Gouache and ink on paper NFS. 42cm x 29cm.

Painted late afternoon after a day on the beach with family. Underpainting of black acrylic ink overlaid with semi-transparent gouache; a bit hit and miss which I like. Occasional onlooker passing appropriately polite comment. Hard to stay focussed on the mission when people look over your shoulder or pass useless comment on a work partially complete, but I recognise that their curiosity is natural and that for some people painting is a magical process. It's a risk when one paints outdoors especially in a holiday spot. How did Boudin, Monet and Derain deal with it?0
 
Pedn Vounder (2013)
Acrylic 450. 51cm x 41cm.

Unframed with painted edges on deep canvas. Painted on location above Pedn Vounder beach West Cornwall in early June. Spring had been late so the cliffs were covered in a broad range of flowers all nodding in the sea breeze. Everything shimmered with life, light and colours and I saw Cornwall in new light. In the heat and breeze the acrylic colours dried extremely quickly both on the painting and on my brushes and palette- a challenge. Since the view of the beach I wanted was near the coastal path I had to snuck down in a spot where I wouldn't be disturbed by walkers. The cliff in the middle distance is an ancinet iron age fort with a locally famous rocking stone called the Logan Rock.0
 
Lamorna Quay, Cornwall, June 2013 (2013)
Acrylic on canvas 450. 51cm x 41cm.

Unframed with painted edges. Painted on location on June 16th 2013 as tide came in. Pier at Lamorna has since collapsed in winter storms. Sides 2.5cm deep painted grey-green. There was once a famous artists colony living here which included Dame Laura Knight and Alfred Munnings and I've read that Straw Dogs was filmed here.0
 
Now and Then (0)
Oil on canvas 1800 Unframed. 150cm x 80cm.

The tide floods over the beach, clouds sweep north, wading birds wait at the edge, a computer monitor lies corroding in the sand, a castle crumbles.
Based on drawings made at Embleton Bay, Northumberland.

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The Call (0)
Oil on canvas 1500 Unframed. 130cm x 100cm.

A man on the beach talks on a mobile phone, a storm approaches, maram grass sways and grows, a castle crumbles.
Based on drawings made at Newton by the Sea, Embleton Bay, Northumberland.

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Druridge Bay Dunes 4 (0)
Oil on canvas 495. 50cm x 50cm.

Framed in white painted moulded wood. Painted on location at Druridge Bay, Northumberland.

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Druridge Bay Dune Studio (2003)
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Druridge Bay Dune 4 about to be painted.0
 
Sand, Sea, Surf, Embleton Bay Northumberland (0)
Acrylic on board NFS (lost). 51cm x 51cm.

Floating framed in plane limed wood. Painted on location at Embleton Golf Course, Northumberland.0
 
Dunes 1, Embleton Bay (0)
Oil on board 595. 50cm x 45cm.

Oak floating frame. Dunstanburgh Castle on the Whin Sill protects the southern end of Embleton Bay. A small cargo ship slips silently down the coast from Leith to London. Painted on location in late winter.

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Hut and Castle, Embleton Bay (0)
Oil on board 990. 53cm x 122cm.

Framed in platinum leafed wood with cream insert. Based on sketches and memories of the National Trust dunes at Newton by the Sea in Northumberland. A simple corrugated iron fisherman's hut lies protected by the dunes contrasting with the eroding hulk of a 14th century castle exposed atop the Greta Whin Sill. Further up the dunes a 1st world war pill box settles slowly into the dune whilst the roof of a holiday shack peeps out to sea on the top of the dune. Eternal skies lower threateningly above the coast. Humans inhabit limited space and time on Earth.

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Offshore Breeze, June, Druridge Bay �450 (0)
Oil on board 495. 50cm x 43cm.

DruDune 25. Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Dunes 2, Druridge Bay, February (0)
Oil on board 395. 43cm x 41cm.

First of series of beach paintings on Northumberland coast started in 2002

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Jet Stream (drudune 18) (0)
Oil on canvas 490. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay, Northumberland

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Alnmouth Dunes, Late Afternoon (Alndune2) �225 (0)
Oil on board 225. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location at Alnmouth Dunes, Northumberland.

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Way to the Beach (Drudune 8) (0)
Oil on calico 695. 91cm x 46cm.

Oak floating frame. Painted on location at Druridge Bay, Northumberland on March 3rd.

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Way to the Beach, work in progress (0)
Oil on canvas, sand, maram grass, studio furniture. 0cm x 0cm.

Site specific temporary installation/ public performance. Finish.0
 
Way to the Beach, work in progress (0)
Oil on calico. 0cm x 0cm.

Site specific temporary installation/ public performance. Start.0
 
Ravenscar Head (0)
oil on board 250. 30cm x 25cm.

Framed in pine, waxed, floating frame. Painted on location at Robin Hoods Bay.

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Alnmouth Dunes, Weather Change (Alndune 1) (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location at Alnmouth Dunes, Northumberland

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Dunes Bamburgh, Northumberland (2008)
Oil on board COMMISSION. 83cm x 62cm.

Painted for customer on Bamburgh Beach in February 2008.

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Passing Ship, June, Druridge Bay �450 (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 50cm x 43cm.

DruDune 24. Painted in the dunes at Druridge Bay, Northumberland as the tide came in.

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Ynys-las Dunes, July 21st (YnysDune1) �530 (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 63cm x 53cm.

Painted on location at Ynys-las National Nature Reserve, Aber Dovey, Wales

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Passing Cloud, Ynyslas. (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 46cm x 47cm.

Painted on the beach at Ynyslas National Nature Reserve, near Aberdovey, Dyfedd on Boxing Day. Forgot to bring my brushes so painted entirely with a knife hence strong textural feel to the surface.

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Druridge Bay 16 (0)
oil on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted at Druridge Bay, Northumberland

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Dune Rider 3 (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 85cm x 70cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay, Northumberland

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Spring Breeze, Druridge Bay, Flood Tide (Drudune 17) (0)
Oil on board NFS (lost). 45cm x 45cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay in March. Missing from gallery. Please report to me if found, many thanks.0
 
Ross Back Sands (0)
Acrylic on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location at Ross Back Sands Northumberland and in the studio.0
 
Druridge Bay Dunes 3 April 2003. SOLD (2003)
Oil on board SOLD. 46cm x 44cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay in March.

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Druridge Bay Dunes, 12th Oct (DruDune19) (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 63cm x 57cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Dunes 3, Ynys las, Dyfed (0)
Oil on board STOLEN. 63cm x 53cm.

Painted on location at Christmas at Ynys las nature reserve on the Dovey estuary, Dyfed, Wales.

Stolen from car boot in Elswick Newcastle in August 2005. If you see this painting anywhere please contact this website with details. Many thanks.

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Way to the Sea, March (Drudune 14) (2003)
Oil on board SOLD. 57cm x 55cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Dune Portal, Druridge Bay, (DruDune 12). SOLD (0)
Oil on board SOLD. 70cm x 55cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Druridge Bay Dune (Drudune 7) March 470 (0)
Oil on canvas NFS. 56cm x 46cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Spring Tide, Northeasterly Breeze (Drudune 15) SOLD (2004)
Oil on board SOLD. 48cm x 45cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Underway at Druridge Bay Nov 2004 (0)
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Man on Mobile, Evening Dunes (Drudune 3) SOLD (2003)
Oil on board SOLD. 60cm x 54cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Dune Rider 2 (0)
oil on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted in the sea as the tide came in at Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Horse added later based on actual experience.0
 
Dune Rider 1 SOLD (2003)
Acrylic and collage on canvas. 70cm x 53cm.

Painted on location at Druridge Bay.

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Embleton Bay from No. 26 (1997)
Acrylic on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location at Newton by the Sea, Embleton Bay, Northumberland.
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