Bracelet Bay

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Another one of my calendar watercolurs.  This is available as a fine art print on archive paper made especially to order. See my website for detaiils of other prints. http://www.ritamitchellstudio.com

The two limestone islets which form Mumbles Head mark the western end of Swansea Bay. A fossil coral reef can be seen in the centre portion of the Mumbles Head just below the rim of the cliffs.

The bay offers a dramatic view, especially when there is a strong wind and the incoming tide beats on the rocks to add excitement to the already spectacular scene.

The name Mumbles is said to have arisen due to the distinctive shape of the two islets, which seem to resemble breasts. ‘Mumbles’ could derive from the French mammelles or the Roman Mammulae.

The first lighthouse was built on the outer islet in 1793, where light to warn ships was generated by a fire at the top of the tower.

Copyright Rita Mitchell Studio

 

Oystermouth Castle, Gower, South Wales

Here is another calendar painting.  I was fortunate enough to live in Swansea for three years and was able to paint the beautiful Gower Peninsular in Wales. I have nearly three hundred paintings on my computer from my art publishing business.068big02

Mumbles, at the Western end of Swansea Bay, marks the gateway to Gower. It is here that Oystermouth’s Norman Castle presides over the village. From the castle there are splendid views of Swansea Bay and the well known Mumbles Islets with the forever active lighthouse warning of the dangers on the rocks.

In Victorian times, Mumbles was a popular resort sporting a railway around the bay which was the first passenger railway in the world. The track is now an area dedicated to walkers and cyclists and provides an unbroken path from Swansea marina to the Mumbles pier.

The watercolour was painted from the steps of the Ostreme Centre where a thriving programme of arts and crafts and general community activities continue throughout the year. The gardens, tendered by Percy Sanders, and the beautifully situated houses provide a perfect foreground for the Castle.

Copyright Rita Mitchell Studio 1999

Limited edition prints

I have two limited edition prints available at a special price.

 

‘Piano’ and ‘Nice skirt’.

Both 55cm x 41cm.

Printed on archival rag paper.

Mounted and signed by the artist. £65 each or £120 for the pair.

Framed and signed by the artist. £125 each or £225 for the pair.

Original paintings of Nottingham and Attenborough

Here are a few of my recent paintings of local views of Nottingham city centre and Attenborough.

All available now for seasonal purchasing if you are looking for a unique gift.

Details of size, media and price are available by clicking any of the images below.

All paintings can be viewed in my studio by appointment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like any more information.

Rita

Telephone 07876 203353.

 

Attenborough Mellow Fruitfulness
Attenborough Mellow Fruitfulness. 90cm x 65cm. Oil. £180

 

 

Attenborough in Spring
Attenborough in Spring. 90cm x 65cm. Oil. £180
Lace Market sundown
Lace Market Sundown. 50cm x 42cm. Oil. £40
holme pierrepont
Holme Pierrepont. 106cm x 80cm x 3.2cm. Mixed Media. £350
Box garden Acrylic
Holme Pierrepoint Hall Gardens. 45cm x 55cm. Acrylic. £60
Going home Nottingham
Going Home Nottingham. 100cm x 80cm. Oil. £450
Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Hall. 46cm x 61cm. Oil. £300

Copyright Rita Mitchell Studio 2017