Gulls on the Headland. Trevone, Cornwall.

Gulls on the Headland. Trevone, Cornwall.

Beautiful work Tessa, beautiful colours and brush strokes on the rocks.

Great painting, love the knife work,

What a powerful work! I love this composition, and your bold dynamic brush strokes successfully described these solid strong heavyweight rocks with beautiful warm colours! I love this painting really.

Nicely worked Tessa, I do like the rock colours in particular, but it's all superb.

Stunning painting Tessa! Love the rock textures, colours and formation.

Thank you Cesare, it was fun to do, although I struggled with the colours and rock forms at times. Thanks Willie, have not used the knife much recently but it seemed appropriate for the rocks! Many thanks Yoko, so glad you like it. Thank you Alan, always glad to have your wise words. And Carole, lovely comments, thank you.

Lovely Tessa. has such a windswept feel to it and love the way you have painted those rocks and the sea - the birds just add that other dimension and are perfectly placed.

This makes me feel like I'm there, Tessa.

Splendid work Tessa. Great tones impasto and marks. I bet you enjoyed the knife work.

Thank you Heather for your lovely comments. I checked out your gallery- some super portraits. Many thanks Shirley, just the feeling I was looking for! Thank you Michael- I’d forgotten how enjoyable painting with the knife can be. Usually I think it’s brush or knife but enjoyed the combination of both and building up the layers here.

This is beautiful, Tessa. Those rock colours are gorgeous.

Many thanks Ellen.

Tessa, it looks as though you really enjoyed the knife work, it’s made a terrific texture for the rocks. Love the colours you’ve included in the rocks structure.

Thanks Fiona. It was a mixture of fun and exasperation at times, getting the colours and texture I wanted!

Love the textures of the rocks - great painting Tessa.

Many thanks Caroline.

Strong composition Tessa - great atmosphere.

Many thanks Dennis for your kind comment.

Thought I would look for you after your comment Tessa and I find this lovely pic.,

Thank you Guy!

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Oil on canvas board12x10” started last week in Cornwall en plein aire and completed at home. This is a mix of brush and knife, allowing layers to dry in between, then building up.

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Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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