Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
These are the two paintings that I will be exhibiting in the 101 Invited Artists Exhibition at the Maclaurin Galleries the exhibition is being presented by The Friends of the Maclaurin. I will be very honoured to be exhibiting in amongst some of Scotlands finest artists including Murial Barclay, George Birrell, Pam Carter, George Devlin RSW RGI RBA ROI ARWS FRSA, Marion Drummond, Peter Howson, Charles Jamieson MFA PAI PPAI, James Orr, Jacqueline Orr RSW, Glen Scouller RSW RGI, Helen Turner PAI PPAI and Jim Wylie. It promises to be an excellant exhibition and will run from the 21st March till the 19th April. The Gallery sits in Rozelle Park in a beautiful setting and is well worth a visit. You can have a stroll through the parkland, view the art and finish off in the tearoom which serves delicious home made baking.....just great for the waistline :))
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Sorry but at the moment this looks more like a blue Labrador than a black one combination of my camera and monitor I think.....well actually I know cos it don't look that blue on the easel. This is the one that I had hoped to have on Monday but scrapped as it wasn't doing anything for me, this one is different knew the minute the eyes went in that things were going to go well...off course there's time yet :). Getting back to the eyes its what appealed to me right from the start about this young Lab she has the most soulful eyes, for everyone not just her owner. Met her last year at a local show where she and some other gundogs were giving a demonstration. When I'm painting portraits eyes are the first thing I do....I go back to them as the portrait developes but if I've cracked the eyes it becomes personal to me and then everything else just seems to fall into place. Hopefully will get a bit more done this evening but probably won't finish it........I do so envy those who can consistantly finish a painting a day.
Hope your having fun with your art whereever you are :))
Monday, 23 February 2009
Overgrown Acrylic 16x16 SOLD
Blanket of Bluebells Acrylic 16x16 SOLD
Monday, 16 February 2009
Enjoy your painting where ever you are :))
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Summer Flourish 16x16 £500-
Friday, 6 February 2009
I know promised a snow scene today but as usual things happen outwith your control and I only managed to sit at the easel for about half an hour. So sorry but another work in progress but it is a snow scene...sheepish grin. Ain't promising...I've learnt my lesson but fingers crossed it'll be finished tomorrow :))
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Sadly haven't managed much painting done well none that I can publish, I am working on the brother of Silver By Nature (an earlier posting), another grey called Hurricane Jack. But as it's a commission it's only fair that Mr B should get first look. Hopefully will have something to publish tomorrow planning a snow scene from earlier reference photos as this little corner of the UK seems to have been the only area not to get snow.......sad thing when you live in the frozen North and you have to conjour up snow paintings with the help of old reference photos lol.
Well as I understand I now have to name seven things I love and then name seven favourite blogs so here goes....in no particular order.......
1. My family sadly more have gone on than are here but I love them dearly.
2. My close friends who I also love dearly and are the family I got to pick...smile.
3. My horses the beautiful Tara who greets me with a warm hello every day, her side kick Dougal who more than most goes under the name of the Devil Incarnate constantly causes havoc but can e so sweet butter wouldn't melt.
4. Rio or to give her her proper title Classy Lady my first horse who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge but remains in my heart.
5. Joshua and Spike my dogs two tiny fur balls with the hearts of a Lion Rampant.
6. The countryside which is my inspiration if I have artist block.
7. My art, I couldn't function with out it.
Favourite Blogs.....there are so much more than seven...
1. JUDE BATES
2. ANIMAL ART ADVENTURES
3. LINDA SHANTZ EQUINE AND ANIMAL ART
4. IN PLEIN AIR
5. BLACK ON GREY ON WHITE
6. DAILY ART WEST
7. DAILY PAINTINGS
Where ever you are enjoy your art :))