Thursday, 30 July 2009


"The Grey Mare"
Acrylic 6x6
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This little grey mare is a lovely hunter type that is stabled just outside the village. She and her friends are at summer grass at the moment, and I would say she has had a little more than her fair share of Dr Green. There's going to be a lot of roadwork needed on the quiet roads around us to get her trim for the start of the season. It's been a real pleasure to be back painting horses. I love doing the landscapes and the wee coos but really my heart is in the horses I paint. Hope you like her.
Thanks for looking and hope you'll be back soon . Have a great day where ever you are :)

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Don't you often have so many ideas in your head that you want to do, you end up getting nothing done. That almost happened to me today. I knew I wanted to paint a horse but couldn't make up my mind. Racehorse/s, heavy horse's, hunting, foal or maybe a head study. In the end I flicked through some images I took on Saturday and started this study of a grey mare. She's a little rotund....a bit too much of Ayrshire summer grass, not a foal belly but I just liked her relaxed pose. Look in tomorrow, fingers crossed she'll be done.

Thanks for taking the time to look, I hope your having a great day where ever you are :)

Monday, 27 July 2009


"Going To Get Wet"
Acrylic 6x6

Bit bleak here today and although there hasn't been any rain it always looked as if it wasn't far away. I love these big angry clouds just as much as the white fluffy ones even it means getting a little damp.
Thanks for looking and hope you'll come back :)

Sunday, 26 July 2009


From Top of the Hill
Acrylic 6x6
Been a bit rainy today but the best thing about being an artist is you can transport yourself from the rain to a bit of sunshine. Love to make the most of this time of year as I feel it helps you through the cold and wind of January and February. Nothing to beat leaning on a gate looking down through the fields with lush greenery everywhere, birds twittering and the smell of wildflowers in the hedgerow. I also love to pick out the white dots of small holdings and farms and get to wondering what they are doing today. Hope I've sent I little your way with this litle painting.

Thanks for dropping by and be sure to visit again soon :)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Good News and Highland Coo's....

It's always a bittle deflating when a painting doesn't go as planned and with other stuff going on was on a little downer this morning. Then I remembered the Highland Coo's that I noticed last week one of the day's I was picking up my Aunt. When I arrived at the field I thought for a moment they had been moved then in the far corner I noticed them takng a morning nap in the long grass. A wee whistle from me got the head up and there peeking through the grass was that unmistakeable wild fringe with a impressive set of horns on top. If you look a little to the right of her head there's a thistle growing in the grass.......two scottish icons together :)
After leisurely getting to her feet, a few shakes of her ginger locks and a stretch she gave me a pose. Lovely clean horns with not a nick or a scratch.

Almost missed the wee bit fluff hiding in the hedgerow...adorable!!

Now for the good news :) came home to find that I'd sold the last of my three paintings at the Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition. Have always loved this wee study of a hound and I'm glad he's found a new home in Cumbria where I hope he'll continue to give his new owners many years of pleasure. I'm accepting commissions at the moment, so if you've been considering getting your horse/dog painted now's the time to get in the queue before slots fill up.....could be one less Christmas gift you'll have to think about.


"It's all water off a duck's back" is one off the saying's my Grand Mother used to have when you had done something you wished you hadn't and ended up feeing bad about it. Well my duck was actually a charolais calf, which in my hurry to get it done, I made a bollock's off it or should that be a bullock lol. See I can laugh about it now, guaranteed I wasn't laughing at the time when I realised it was never going to get past the ugly stage a painting sometimes takes on before it crystalises into 'the best you've ever done'. That's the thing about doing a work in progress, like live television there is always the chance off things going wrong, but no worries paintings go wrong all the time and you just have to take a deep breath, learn from the mistake and start again, while smiling through gritted teeth lol. I sifted through my photos for one too match this post.....sorry no wet ducks but a bridge with a puddle under it, but same philosophy 'all water under the bridge'.
Have a great day where ever you are :)

Thursday, 23 July 2009


Bit late getting started today so just a couple of hours work on this wee painting. Quite happy so far but still a bit to go to bring out the subtle shades you get on a white animal. They constantly reflect they're surroundings so it won't be finished until everything is in. Hopefully will get some more work on it later. Thanks as always for taking time to look.....check back tomorrow and bring a friend :)

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009


"Rain Gathering" Acrylic 6x6
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Lot of cloud's today scurrying back and forth leaving us with spasmodic sunshine. The heavy rain we had this morning hasn't come back and hopefully I'll get my grass cut. But every now and then it threatens so keep your fingers crossed for me. This little 6x6 is just what it's like...unable to make it's mind up what it will do.


Ok I know not a lot to look at but I'm just so pleased to be back at the easel I had to post. This is one of the Charolais calves I've been watching this year. It's amazing how they have grown and are filling out. Off to make some lunch and then get back to the easel. Will be back later with an update. Like to thank everyone for their good wishes for my Uncle, he's home and Aunt is fussing over him, he says that won't last lol. Now a bit behind schedule so will have to get my head down and paint.

Thanks for looking in and hope you'll come back soon.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

New Blog News......

I have no idea what this plant is called but it grows at the side of the country walk and I am quite taken by it's simple beauty. My photograph doesn't come close to showing it's intricate beauty......Mother Nature the World's best artist :)
I have added a new blog to my repertoire, it's in it's infancy at the moment and there will no doubt be some changes. At the moment it's called Elizabeth McCrindle's Art From Scotland Gallery (you'll also find a link on the side bar) but I think that is going to make it a bit confusing. It's somewhere you can go to see 'just' the paintings in something like a gallery setting and of course purchase the one you've set your heart on. Most of all though it's so you can enjoy them as a group without having to sift through my photos and ramblings as well :))
Have a great day where ever you are and thanks as always for taking the time to pop in for a look.

POST NOTE:- Have changed new blog title to ART FROM SCOTLAND GALLERY.......told you it would change :)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Behind the scenes.....

"View From The Hill"
Acrylic 8x8
£250- sold

Just in case anyone has been missing their daily blog of paintings and photographs...things have been a little chaotic this week. My Uncle took ill last Sunday with a suspected heart attack. It's been a case of ferrying my Aunt backwards and forwards to the hospital at visiting hours. At the moment the doctors are 'quite' certain he hasn't had a heart attack but he still has pain in his chest. Various tests haven't produced an answer they are happy with, so, he is scheduled to have a scan at the first available slot as they now think it is a blood clot. Hopefully he will get home today and I'll be back posting new work. I'm also working on a blog at the moment which will allow anyone to purchase my work through PAYPAL........will let you know as soon as it's ready to view. One good piece of news "View From The Hill" has found a new home....yippee!!!
Hope your having a lovely day where ever you are be back too normal soon :))

Sunday, 12 July 2009


Acrylic 6x6
A bonnie wee calf resting in the Scottish sunshine, I loved the way the sun was making her golden coat sparkle. She's available at the moment directly from me at £130- s/h included or professionally framed for £150- s/h included. All enquiries to me.

Friday, 10 July 2009


Evening Light Acrylic 8x8 £250-

Summer Hedgerow Acrylic 8x8 £250-

The Look Acrylic 12x12 £450-

These three darlings are off today to Dowhill Farm Turnberry to take part in a group show of Ayrshire artists. The exhibition will run from Saturday in conjunction with the British Open Golf Championships from Turnberry. With the appearance of many of the worlds top golfers the area is going to be swamped with visitors. Dowhill is prepared and ready to show off it's finest Ayrshire produce whether it be fresh farm produce from its shop, local produce served at it's restaurant/tearoom or the selection of local Art and Crafts. Fingers crossed for a successful week.
Been a bit poorly with a stomach bug last couple of days but hopefully will have a new painting to show you all later in the day. Meanwhile thanks for looking and check back soon :)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


"Summer Hedgerow"
Acrylic 8x8
Lots of open gateways at the moment with hay having been cut and brought in, this field is just a little way from my house and the hedgerow caught my eye the other day. Loved the overgrown look with all the grasses and the bramble flowers peeping through, with the poor fence post just managing to see out.
Thanks for dropping in for a look and hope you'll visit again soon. The painting is making it's way to Turnberry at the end of the week for a group show at Dowhill but if your interested email me.

Sunday, 5 July 2009


"The Look"
Acrylic 12 x12
It's seems too have taken ages but I'm glad I took my time with it. Has been fun and a little exasperating at times but I'm pleased with it. It will be off to Dowhill this coming week with a couple of others which, ermm, aren't quite done yet. Have called it "The Look" it's 12"x12" medium is acrylic and priced at £450-. As I said it's ear marked for Dowhill but if anyone is interested in it email me I'm sure we could sort something out. I'm also accepting commissions at the moment so if you would like your own horse,pony, dog or some other subject painted drop me a line.
Thanks for taking the time too look and hope you'll keep coming back :))

Saturday, 4 July 2009


Every now and again something just magical happens and for me it happened this morning. Was making my way back along the country walk this morning when my eye caught movement a field away. Was a huge hare making it's way back home. It was really too far away for me too get anything like a photo but I zoomed in anyway and clicked....that hare took off like the hounds off hell were after it, they're hearing is truly amazing. Was a rubbish photo as I thought but....and here is where the bit of magic took place. As I made to move off a rustle in the grass to the right off me caught my attention. Imagine my surprise when a tiny head and two beady eyes of a stoat popped up out of the grass. S/he clocked me about the same time as I clocked it and it shot like a rocket across the path in front of me and into the grass on the other side. Didn't even get a chance to lift my camera. So there's me standing disappointed at having missed such a good chance when s/he pops their head up again and just as quick disappeared again. This time I lined up my camera and hoped and prayed sure enough s/he came for another look and click. May not not be the best wildlife photo in the world but it's my favourite and I've got a smile that will stay on my face all day.

Thursday, 2 July 2009


This summer pasture painting is a gift for a lovely lady who turns 70 tomorrow so shhhh you have to keep the surprise. Pat was a great help to me when Mum was at home and she even visited her later after she had to go into the nursing home. This is my thank you to her for that and really because she deserves it for being an out and out nice person. Her daughter Linda is my next door neighbour and she's having a surprise party for her tomorrow night........not an easy thing to achieve in a small village. So y'all keep your fingers crossed that the surprise gets sprung and the good weather we've been having doesn't break :))

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Hot and sticky here and I've decided to stop for a little while....wee cup of tea is called for :) Have also noticed space between her nostrils is too wide so will have to make some alterations back later :)