I’ve been asked to paint views from around the Strumble Head and Pwll Deri area. Here’s the blocking of one of them:
This is the first few days’ work – mostly blocking. But the cliffs to the left are far too small, and the headland I’m standing on needs to fall away to the right, but it’s a start. Several days on, the cliffs are now as I want them, with the afternoon light catching the grass on the top of the headland, and more definition of the rock at my feet.
It’s called Pwll Deri, Maytime.
I’ve managed to lose the early stages of this one. I just love the colour of the heather on the slopes. There should be some gorse, but I’m loath to show it . I’ll wait for a few days to make up my mind.
I’m just starting to block out Strumble Head, dusk:
I’ll show you more of this as it develops. This is Strumble head from the other side of the peninsula. I managed to end up working on the light of the sky and the sea a bit too much for an early stage of a painting, but I’ll see how it goes…. I rather like the gentle light on the water…..