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At Bedruthan Steps


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  • Lovely confident crisp paintings. Like them a lot.

    Posted by Paul Farnes on Thu 06 Feb 21:23:03
  • One just flows into this. Wonderful use of the blue. It's a pleasure to see this calibre of painting.

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Thu 06 Feb 22:24:11
  • Very dramatic Gem and good sense of scale with the figures. You know I am trying to learn and wonder why the large mid-ground rock is so much stronger in tone than the cool pale foreground. I assume that it is the main object of interest but I find it comes right to the front. You have painted it as a big shape with little tonal or hue variation (i'm not seeking a free lesson!).' Not a criticism just trying to learn. ,

    Posted by Alan Conner on Fri 07 Feb 08:23:44
  • Very professional application of watercolour in my view Jem, beautiful brush marks.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Fri 07 Feb 10:16:19
  • Great work Jem, loving these rocks and cliffs by the beach

    Posted by Ros Patterson on Fri 07 Feb 13:04:58
  • Thank you all as ever for your comments, and thanks for your question Alan. I think the answer is that although the light was from the left it was also from in front to some degree, so the large dark rock was in almost total shade and a virtual silhouette. The pale fore rocks were almost blindingly reflective of the sun, as was the sand of the beach, and so did seem very light in tone. But if this isn't how it looks then I haven't done a very good job of it! And as for the little variation in tone/hue of the big rock: I remember thinking actually that I'd been too fussy here at the time in terms of detail. Might have been more successful if I'd made it simpler and flatter still.

    Posted by Jem Bowden on Fri 07 Feb 21:56:12
  • Looks very impressive. Planning to go there later this year.

    Posted by Pat Harrison on Sat 08 Feb 05:30:19
  • I think this is superb. Stunning brush work, beautiful colours, and a super strong composition. I love it.

    Posted by Joseph Broderick on Sun 09 Feb 12:14:08
  • Beautifully painted Jem

    Posted by dennis rounding on Fri 16 Jan 13:18:56