Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Putting the garden to sleep for winter.......








Been enjoying time (between the rain) in the garden as it gets ready to sleep for a few months

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

"Soft September" Acrylic 6x6


"Soft September"
Acrylic 6x6 (on board)
£150-
£100- unframed

September and October to me are the soft months, misty foggy mornings and the vibrance of the grasses and leaves drop a notch. Just loved this hawthorn hedge with its leaves just on the turn but my favourite peice is the misty trees in the distance so typical of this time of year.
Thanks for looking in.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Finished sketch.....


Finished the wee sketch this evening, well as finished as it's going to get. I've enjoyed getting back to the roots. Just a piece of paper and a pencil. Felt quite alien to begin with, but you soon get in the groove and time just fritters past.
Talking about time passing this afternoon I went up to visit Andra, the second time since I lost Tara. Oh I've passed the yard often on my travels as a happy snapper but I popped in today. He's looking great for his age but informed me that this will be his last winter.........he's told me that for the last ten winters...LOL!

Friday, 21 October 2011


"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant" ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Trees...........

"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be quiet to hear it" ~ Minnie Aumonier






Monday, 17 October 2011

"Wild Bouquet" Acrylic 6x8


"Wild Bouquet"
Acrylic 6x8 (on board)
£190- unframed (shipping free)
£225- framed

A little bit of summer to take the edge off the horrible rain and wind battering us at the moment. I love finding these little pockets of wild flowers. These were on my morning walks growing alongside the path. I love the contrast between the shadow and light.

Sunday, 16 October 2011


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" ~ John Muir

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Invitations are out for the Aberfeldy Gallery Christmas Show.....

Invitations for the preview of the Aberfeldy Gallery's Christmas Exhibition next month would be dropping through letter boxes today. Thought you would like to see some of the lovely paintings that will be taking part.... Click on image for larger view.






Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I'm Watching You..........


Ok I admit it......withdrawl symptoms set in today, I do miss posting on my blog. I have been having a great time clearing out rubbish artwork that should never be allowed to see the light of day again. Add to that shredding papers that I seem to have been collecting since god knows when....have to say it has a calming effect. Unfortunately the weather has been awful so haven't managed to get into the garden. I'm keeping my fingers crossed next week will at least be dry and I can get my grass cut for the last time this year. Some of the pieces that were on hardboard/MDF I've recycled...as in chopped into smaller pieces and gessoed. The above is what is left of one of the few portraits I've done. I actually turned it over to chop it up so as she wasn't looking at me...lol. Was a surprise when I came to gesso the pieces that her face was still complete. Being a proper softy I just couldn't white those eyes out so she now sits on the corner of the book shelve watching me.
Have also been painting....some good, some yeugh....it feels like a holiday and a slower pace, that can only be a good thing....bye for now!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Time Off......

This is the sight that greeted me this morning....what a view to wake too!

Something out of the sketchbook

I've been a bit sparse in my posts of late, as my work has been a bit iffy. Plus it feels as if I'm just posting for the sake of posting. So, I'm going to step back for a bit, shut down the computer, do other stuff, kinda like a holiday, if I can remember what they are. Just enjoy my art for my sake, not that I mind sharing with you all but you know what I mean...I hope...smile. Freda  the Friesian sadly succumbed to the curse of the 'work in progress'. She'll be one of the art for my sake projects, along with lots of doodling and generally finding my lost muse. The doodle above doesn't come under 'work in progress' so she's safe. I'm of now for something tasty for dinner and maybe a wee glass of wine. Will be back end of October beginning of November, sounds forever away but will fly in. Don't get into any mischief when I'm not here and most of all don't forget me when I'm gone....smile!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

New Moo started......


Been a quick weekend...aren't they always! Did manage to get started on a new moo today called Freda. I love the big splodge of white on her forehead. Might have finished her if I hadn't been engrossed with the racing from Longchamp. One of these years me and my camera are heading there for the colour, style and excitement of the Arc meeting........

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Doodled a bit more.....

.......think it's working, feeling a lot more relaxed, might just doodled for a bit longer :))

When all else fails...........

.........grab a piece of paper, a pencil and a rubber. Don't think just doodle......


My brain seems to be on holiday.......could be doodling for a wee while :))