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‘Afternoon light, St Ives Bay Cornwall’
Original Oil Painting
Oil on Board
Size: H 60.5cm x W 76.5cm
Landscape painting looking across St Ives Bay in Cornwall during the afternoon light. Painted from a plein air oil sketch which was done on the coast path above Mutton Cove near Godrevy lighthouse.
Andrew Barrowman is a painter of landscapes and seascapes based in Cornwall. He paints predominantly in oils en plein air and from his studio at Krowji, Redruth. He spends many hours walking and observing the varied Cornish landscape as the light changes throughout the day and time of year. Sketchbooks are his constant companion (often along with his dog). On paper he records his observations daily, using oil sticks and water based media. Trying to capture the feel and atmosphere of a place in all weathers is Andrew’s goal, rather than a photographic representation. It is from outdoor sketches and plein air oil studies that his paintings begin to emerge in the studio. Winter light is a particular favourite of Andrew’s – often leading to frozen fingers and toes after a day painting and sketching in the cold damp Cornish mizzle! Andrew illustrated books and worked in an advertising studio before concentrating on his painting. He sells through several galleries in the UK and has paintings in collections worldwide. He teaches oil painting at the historic St Ives School of Painting and with the very popular Truro Arts adult Workshop programme.
Size: H:60.5 cm x W:76.5 cm