Bays and Beaches

Two, out of a dozen works from Sian Mcgill.  Both feature Gower places and reflect the limestone and gorse so prevelant.  Acrylic on board with pallet knife and brush application.  Framed in ash with a coat of suitable wash.  Go see more at sianmcgill.com or Sian McGill on facebook.  

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Surprise

Mumbles Pier has an area of rooms given over to exhibiting art.

Called Little Stone Gallery (see Facebook).  The show of work by Adrian Hughes is a must-see!  On the opening night as a surprise for him a family brought along their father, a farmer from Lampeter.  Seeing his portrait was some surprise and turned him into the celebrity visitor of the evening.

Repairs and Restoration

This Jack Jones oil on stretcher;  a typical work depicting a Welsh valley scene with an always-present coal tip.  Serious damage, one example of which is shown spoiled an interesting work.  Sucessfully corrected and probably even Jack would be pleased.

And Today?

So many people used the Mumbles train 100 years ago! It seems the car,  because of the need to find parking, has reduced the visitor numbers.  Good to see this old photo and frame it for a customer.

Unusual

IMG_20170915_1211443Lovely memories for this marriage souvenier.  Obviously a lot of work went into making this item.  Before you point out the geographic inacuracies of the placement of Sicily and Sardinia…..yes we know,  but were allowed to do that so it composed to a suitable size.  Finished it measured a 1000 x 660mm,

Falling Apart

This stitchwork may be more than 150 years old.  We can’t be sure of its origin.  However, it represents the endeavours of someone who possibly worked by candlelight to complete it.  We simply faced it on an acid free mountboard, glazed, backed and inststalled it in an appropriate frame.