Beachcombing Blog

My wife likes Sunflowers # 3

January 29th, 2013 by

Finally sorted out what to frame these pics with.The bright metal comes from large sheets that were part of night storage heaters which I dismantled when we got a central heating system. I did originally think of making these into a diptych but gave up on that when the pictures emerged as being different sizes,… Read more

Summer exhibition with Art and Faith group

January 29th, 2013 by

The photo’s below show preliminary publicity material for 2013’s Art and Faith group summer exhibition.This exhibition is actually sited in several churches around Pembrokeshire,all in easy walking distance from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.Some of the churches are hardly used,some are still in active and regular service to their communities.They all mark ground which is and… Read more

My wife likes sunflowers # 2

January 8th, 2013 by

Not quite finished,I have to decide on how and what with to frame them.However one can see that the idea of a diptych is not going to work as they are not the same size.Still my wife likes them.Cant quite see that the foreground of the righthand picture is a green lino, I’ll need to… Read more

From found to finished

January 4th, 2013 by

I had an idea in mind when I came across these pieces of plastic so I got them home and cleaned up and photographed as seen below. I started off by cutting out and drilling the required shapes for what I had in mind as seen below. Then I played about with some different colours… Read more

Another favourite beach

January 4th, 2013 by

Here’s some pix of one of my favourite beaches,Bullslaughter Bay.It is quite difficult to access as you need to either climb down a sixty foot chimney ( and back up with whatever you may have gathered ) or come in by sea.Because of this inaccessibility there is a considerable build up of stuff there. As… Read more

My wife likes sunflowers

January 4th, 2013 by

Here’s some recently found (and cleaned ) plastic which I’ m going to make a pair of sunflower pictures with.I like it when I can find all the elements of a picture in one day on the same beach,it seems like the spirit of the place is helping me by putting these bits in my… Read more

Large piece of plastic

January 2nd, 2013 by

In order to tell the story of my creations properly I should take pictures of things at every stage from finding to finishing.Sometimes however excitement takes over and all I can think of is getting my find home and making real the inspiration it has given me.So please look at the following pix with sympathy… Read more

Recent work,Christmas.

January 2nd, 2013 by

You never know where you might find some raw materials.I found the big red item in the photo below in the River Cleddau when I was out rowing.It was a low tide and I could see a large red something in the shallow water.I persuaded the rest of the crew to let me go over… Read more

Worked beach glass picture.

January 2nd, 2013 by

This picture is a mixture of engraving on the glass and glass fragments.The pieces used to make the cupcakes need to be worked as they don’t come out of the sands in nice regular shapes.It was inspired by seeing children looking into patissiers shop windows while I was in Brittany taking part in an exhibition.I… Read more

Simple beach glass picture

January 2nd, 2013 by

The most common sort of glass we can find on beaches is bottle glass and certain parts of the standard bottle shape tend to last longer before being ground back into sand by the destructive action of waves.These tend to be rims and bases where the glass is thicker and/or folded on itself and these… Read more