Friday, 24 October 2014

"Trickling Through" Acrylic 8" x 8"

"Trickling Through"
Acrylic 8" x 8"
I guess I'm as happy as I'm going to get with this one, so I'm calling it finished. Like with any painting a few day's or weeks down the road I'll see something that niggles me. But, I'm leaving it as one and!
Now I can count the weekend started, hope you have a great one where ever you are and thanks for looking in......

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Challenging work in progress....

A little work in progress I'm attempting, not quite sure how it's going at the moment. Sometimes I feel I'm on track and then other times the urge to wipe it is strong. Greens and water....there can't be two more difficult challenges.
Also, I'm still being challenged by my internet connection. I'll be back sooner or later depending on how it!

Monday, 20 October 2014

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Thursday, 16 October 2014

"A Soft Arran" Acrylic 6" x 8"

"A Soft Arran"
Acrylic 6" x 8"

Been a frustrating couple off days with computer issues, but this afternoon I just sat at the easel and painted. So if my posts are a few days apart you'll excuse me if I don't lose any sleep over it. Time is much better spent painting than trying to fathom the inners of a laptop. Another view of the Isle of Arran from Barassie...really enjoying these beach scenes....who would have thunk!
Will return when my laptop says it's ok......

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

15th October......

This morning just like every morning I got up went through to the kitchen opened the back door and let the dogs out. Sorted Steven into his chair and came back through, usually to the tell the dogs to 'be quiet people are still sleeping'. Then it's fill the kettle and then I cross off the calendar on the wall. All automatic, but today I saw 15th October and memories flooded into my head. On 15th October 1984 I watched from the top of Busbiehill as a rather battered white van pulling a blue trailer made it's winding way. It was carrying a small and somewhat scraggy seven month old Thoroughbred filly foal and life as I had known it was about to change. On hindsight she was an accident waiting to happen from the moment the ramp was brought down. She stood frozen at the top, her eyes bulging out of their sockets and then launched herself into mid air landing in a crumpled heap on the road. By lunch time she had split her head open trying to climb out over the top door of the stable. But I was already in love. Over the years she had many scrapes and bumps often generously sharing them with me too but I wouldn't have changed any of it for the world....well maybe perhaps the road accident. She suddenly became ill on 14th October 2002 and despite the efforts of my vet she passed away on the early hours of the 15th leaving Busbiehill and me eighteen years to the day of arriving. Still love you Rio xx

Monday, 13 October 2014

Invitation arrived for the Aberfeldy Gallery's Christmas Exhibition....

The lovely invitation for this years Christmas (sorry for using the C word in October) Exhibition arrived in the post today. Looking at some of the paintings on the invite, it looks like it's going to be a wonderful show......

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

"Last Sail of the Day" Acrylic 6" x 6"

"Last Sail of the Day"
Acrylic 6" x 6"

Really was a huge relief to get this wee gem done and dusted this morning. I am not joking when I say I thought my goose had been cooked and I what little talent I had at the easel had evaporated. I won't dwell on the trials and tribulations of the last few years. We all have them and it's best to keep things on here light and airy, focused on art. That said we artist's are perhaps a little more sensitive by nature and it can creep into our work. I am at my happiest when something I'm working on goes right, so I guess I'll just have to keep getting it right.
Also managed to get into the garden this afternoon for a little while. Really got stuck into the Rowans at the top of the garden. Two down and one to go then it's the turn of the cherry blossom tree.
Thanks for popping in and thanks for listening to my rants and!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Something is broken.....


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014

"Early Dark" Acrylic 6" x 6" (altered)

"Early Dark"
Acrylic 6" x 6"

Was never really happy with this wee painting. So, this evening I took the bull by the horns and altered the sky. Much happier with the original sitting in the studio with me but it doesn't reproduce very well on here.....softer in the flesh. Can't have everything!
Thanks for looking in....

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Happy October days....

"Yellow, mellow, ripened days.
Sheltered in a golden coating....
Sweet and smiling are thy ways,
Beauteous, golden Autumn days"
~ Will Carleton