As I said in my previous post, I am trying to frame all my paintings. Here is the black version. I rather like this wee painting too.
I’m still playing with my acrylics, remembering how I used to paint with them, and realising how much my style has changed since I last got them out. I’m so glad they are back in the studio with me, I’ve missed my old friends.
This is a wee painting of the top of an unusual hill which is part of the Campsies, north of Glasgow. I have made a video of it so you can see it in more detail, and get an idea of the size.
If you want to see it (because I can’t post video on WordPress), click here and it will take you to my Instagram account.
When I started painting professionally, many, many years ago, I started with acrylic. I painted murals all over the UK using it, in bedrooms, gyms, restaurants and kitchens among many other places. But about 15 years ago, I decided I had had enough of contorting myself at the top of ladders and hung up my acrylics thinking I’d never use them again.
Over the past month or so, I’ve had a hankering to use paint that will give me texture, and not wanting to use oil because of the chemicals and the smells, I dug a very large box of acrylics I had stored out of the attic and painted this. I had forgotten just how much I liked acrylics. I lay down a layer of gesso primer first letting it dry with texture and went to town with blue.
Acrylic, I’ve missed you!
Field of Yarrow is one of those paintings where the image was going around in my head for weeks. I was desperate to get it out onto paper, board or canvas, it didn’t matter, but a burst water tank and a good bit of flooding in my house delayed it far more than I wanted. The house is drying out as I type, and I painted this to distract myself from the horrors of dehumidifiers and wet carpets. Joy.
I’m delighted to announce that I have been accepted to join the Glasgow Society of Women Artists. They have been on the go for over 100 years, and now I’m a part of them; I’m rather pleased.
My first exhibition starts with them starts with a Private View on Friday (more details to follow, apart from the above), and if you want to find out more about the GSWA, just click here.
I love experimenting with watercolour and gauche, never really knowing what’s going to happen as I let it dry. In this painting, I used cellophane on top of wet paint, letting it dry into all sorts of shapes, and dictating the shape of the landscape.