The Boathouse, Kitchen Corner (Worm's Head)

The Boathouse, Kitchen Corner (Worm's Head)

Oil on Linen Canvas
60 x 50cm

There is a boathouse and behind is the wondrous Worm's Head.
This curious dragon-like, tidal island snakes off into the sea and I have seen seals on the leeward side of the island. At low-tide, the causeway can be crossed to the island.
When I visited the tide was dropping and the causeway was revealing itself minute, by minute.

Yet, the surprise for me was the Old Boathouse at Kitchen Corner. Kitchen Corner is a small bay to the right of the path that leads down to the Worm’s Head causeway. The boathouse was built in the 1920s . It doesn’t look like the new owners (if it was sold then) have painted the boathouse since! At low tide, the rocks below are exposed.

I painted it when the green heaving sea was still at its feet. I love to capture the deep green that you only see with a summer sky. It’s a distinct colour that is often found off the coast of West Wales, in Pembrokeshire in particular.

I use a lot of turquoise and royal blue to try and recreate the tone in my oil painting. There were also fishermen on the ledges opposite the boathouse.


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