ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The artist may have brought to what is now known as Tywyn by train during the early 20th century.
TITLE: The Rivals – from Towyn beach
MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper – The painting occupies
the top 1/3 of the paper
Painting: 91mm x 178mm 3 17/32” x 7”
Frame / Mount:
Unmounted – the page measures 250mm x 178mm 10 1/16 x 7”
ANNOTATIONS: The Rivals – from Towyn beach under
Every good painting should have a story to go with it, something to stimulate the imagination.
The Rivals are the mountains at the landward end of the Llŷn Peninsular. It is amazing how close they can look on a clear day with low humidity after a cold front has passed through. The rocky promontory just below the horizon marks the outflow of the River Dysynni which flows from Tal-y-Llyn and past Bird Rock where you can see wild goats and which used to be described as the only inland nesting place of cormorants.
Salmon and seatrout, known as sewin in Wales, run up the river to spawn under Cadair Idris upstream of Tal-y-Llyn.
The coastline just to the north of Tywyn is the Jurassic Coast of Wales. It is the only place where the shelly limestone of the marine Jurassic period can be found on land after the ice excavated the Irish Sea. You may be lucky to find a belemnite or some very very old shells which may be up to 200 million years old if you search.
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