Jean Ainsworth's Gallery
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Rocks on the Scottish Coast
This is a coastal scene taken from the Scottish Highland coast near Duffus. Craggy rocks, crashing sea and clouds blown by the off shore winds. In this semi abstract painting I have tried to draw every bit of colour from the scene and emphasise the wonderful rock formations, dragging the paint to add texture. Taken from a photograph by Alison Johnson.
Llwynrhydowen Chapel 1791
Rhydowen chapel was originally built in 1733 by Jenkin Jones an ancestor of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was the first American Chapel in Wales. The above replacement was built in 1791. However, the chapel's minister was a radical who spoke out against the dissolute local squire, trying to support his poor congregation. The squire's reaction was to throw the congregation out and lock the chapel. The chapel is still used occasionally now, but the congregation use their own chapel built on contributions. This painting is sold but contact me if you would like a copy
Porth Jelly, Cornwall
Rock Face - how many faces can you see?
Aberystwyth Prom with Bandstand
Broad Haven South, near Bosherston
Porthcothan, Cornwall. On the north coast near Padstow, this cove is popular with surfers due to the sea winds that bring waves crashing on it's shore, and for others as a retreat from the bustle of busy Padstow. Acrylic and pencil on gesso covered, heavy duty cartridge paper, with ivory mount.
Skies over Minytho, Llyn Peninsular
Parasols on Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth
Constitution Hill stands at the end of the Promenade on Aberystwyth's front. To reach the summit there is the choice of walking or taking the funicular railway. Here is the watering hole, one of the attractions on the summit, where you can enjoy refreshment and the wonderful views of Cardigan Bay