A Summer Place

The sea and sand at duskRed sunset clouds

“Somehow you find

Days that still shine with light.” 

–  From ‘Don’t Need Much to be Happy’,  Mary Chapin Carpenter

Oxwich, Gower at dusk. Photos ©Dark and Bright Art 2016


Just Like Heaven

Sunset 1

Twilight, Oxwich Point

Sunset Over the Dunes

Evening Towards Three Cliffs

Just returned from a week in Oxwich, Gower. Although the weather was fine, the beach was so quiet that at times it felt like being on a desert island. I’m going to make a painting from the first of these photos.

© Dark and Bright Art 2015

New Paintings

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings…”

From ‘High Flight’ by John Gillespie Magee

Oil on canvas, 20.5 x 39cm

The colours in this are a little brighter in the flesh – photographing paintings in Wales in February is a challenge! Even the lightest room in the house was rather gloomy today. I’ll change the picture if I manage to take a better one.

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40.5cm

I think I’m going to continue to work on this painting. I want the clouds to be softer at the edges, and heavier and more ominous. I do like an ominous cloud.

Paintings © Dark and Bright Art 2013.


All are coloured ink on paper. The skies have been quite special recently – maybe it’s the time of year? The first painting is of a threatening sky over Swansea bay, the next two are of sunsets, the last is a sunrise. Oil paintings to follow, I think.

© Dark and Bright Art 2012