Allium Meadow, Work in Progress 1

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Just a quick sketch so I know where I want things to be. I also like working on board that is heading towards the darker shades.
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And now a scramble to get as much colour down as I can, covering the board (bits are allowed to shine through, though).
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Golden Eagle Wildlife Painting

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Golden Eagle, chalk pastel on board

The Golden Eagle is Scotland’s national bird, and I’ve seen them only on 3 occasions – in a tree, sitting just staring down, soaring way off in the distance, and, amazingly, flying along side the car, and then across the road in front of us (it was a young bird).

I really don’t think I’ve done this stunning bird justice. The background is all wrong to start with, it’s too stationary and I want to see more of the eagle. But…

…It just means I have an excuse, a good one, to do another. I’ll let you know when I do.

Arran Rains landscape painting

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Arran Rains, oil on canvas

This is an odd painting. I’ve exhibited it all over the place, had so much interest in it, but it has never sold. However….

I sell prints and greetings cards of it over and over and over again through my shop on Etsy and galleries. I have no idea why. I thought it might be the size of the original- 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20″) – but I sell prints of it at that size.

I don’t mind, it’s hanging in my home.

Into the Woods, chalk pastel landscape 4

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Finished, Into the Woods, chalk pastel on board. I couldn’t get rid of Little Red Riding Hood, but she isn’t so easy to spot now. The painting is now mounted and for sale on Etsy.