Autumn in the park II


Photos ©Dark and Bright Art 2016


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


August so far…

Dawn from my window

‘Morning Light’ (dawn from my window)

Morning sun in my local wood

‘Morning Light’ (sunlight in local woods)

A leaf shining with raindrops


My handwritten list of 'August Break' challenges


A bumble bee on lavender


My current library book, 'Small is Beautiful', and my knitting

‘I’m reading…’ (Small is Beautiful by E F Schumacher)

Red flowers on a bean stalk


A gift tied up with a bow

‘A secret’

Some of my photos so far from the August Break challenge…


Bright Sky

sketchbook sky

Sketchbook page. Ink and wax crayon on paper. Lovely new Seawhite sketchbook and inks to play with, both bought online from Not sponsored, just love them.


Reach out

World quote page

“The world is not respectable, it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded for ever, but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter.”  – George Santayana

Sketchbook page, watercolour and coloured pencil with collaged text.



Oxwich Sunset

Oxwich Sunset 2

‘Oxwich Sunset’, oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm

© Dark and Bright Art 2015


Summer Shimmer

Some photos taken at Oxwich Bay earlier this summer.


Swansea Skies

Yes, I am obsessed with clouds.

© Dark and Bright Art



Stormy Skies

Oil on canvas, 61 x 61cm

Sometimes I know when a painting is finished – there’s a sort of “Ta-dah!” moment when there’s not a thing more to be done. Sometimes I’m less sure and have to force myself to down tools or I’ll carry on painting forever. This was one of the latter occasions. I’m going to hide this painting from myself and look at it again in a few weeks’ time.

© Dark and Bright Art 2013