Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne

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Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne, 18 x 23cm, acrylic on board

I was on the West Coast of Scotland last weekend and sat by the ruins of Castle Lachlan watching the sun go down over Loch Fyne. It was such a peaceful place and the skies were spectacular. I couldn’t wait to start painting as soon as I returned to my studio.

Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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Blue are the Skies

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Blue are the Skies, acrylic and ink on paper, £40

This wee one can be found in my usual shops – Etsy and Artfinder.

Misty Morning Hills

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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.

Misty Morning Hills is for sale in my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and Art Gallery.

Bluebell Glade

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Bluebell Glade, gouache and watercolour

A wee bluebell painting, because no matter how many times I paint bluebells, I still want to do more.

This one is for sale in all the usual online places –  Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery – but if you want to see my original paintings for sale in the real world, they are being exhibited at Smithy Gallery in their Affordable Art Show from 24 June – 22 July 2018. The Private View is on Sunday 24 June, 2pm–5pm. You are more than welcome.

Summer Wildflowers

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Summer Wildflowers, 26 x 41cm, mixed media on board

Lately, I have been deciding on the colours I want to use first before painting, and have been loving the results. Limiting my palette has had a very freeing effect on my work, allowing me to solely concentrate on what I am creating and not on what colours I’m going to be using as well. I’ve used a lot of water too which has dictated the shapes and patterns I have used as it flows and moves my paint into its own desired shapes.

I’m going to be exploring this method of painting more, not just because I like the paintings I am producing, but also because I am really enjoying myself.

Summer Wildflowers, along with In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying, and a few other wee paintings will be exhibited at Smithy Gallery in their Affordable Art Show from 24 June – 22 July 2018. The Private View is on Sunday 24 June, 2pm–5pm. You are more than welcome.

Cottage View – Highly Commended

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Cottage View, 42 x 26cm, mixed media

I enter competitions from time to time. Cottage View was entered into the The Artist OPEN COMPETITION 2018 and has been Highly Commended. I’m rather pleased.

Cottage View is for sale at my usual shops –  Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying

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In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying, 32 x 42cm, £300

I’m addicted to painting silhouetted trees at the moment and to limiting my palette. Blue still remains one of my favourite colours, but adding its contrasting colour of orange has opened a whole new range of possibilities for me. I am still playing with different materials, and always will but the Indian inks I have used in this painting are currently a strong favourite.

I have used a mix of Indian inks, gouache, watercolour and pastel pencil.

In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying is for sale at my usual shops –  Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

Culzean Bluebells

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Culzean Bluebells, mixed media, 41x26cm

After a bit of an absence, I’ve just popped this painting on my shops for sale. I will post a bit more about my latest activities over the next week or two.

You can find it on Etsy and Artfinder.

Winter Lochans

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Winter Lochan, mixed media on board

I’m busy working on a series of paintings, ready for exhibition at Smithy Gallery. This is one of the finished ones.

Winter Field

Sometimes I love a scene so much, I have to paint it more than once. Here is my latest offering, Winter Field. Below it is an earlier version; and below that is the original photograph.

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Winter Fields with is available for sale on all my shops – Etsy, Artfinder, artgallery, nuMonday, Art2Arts and Saatchi.

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This painting is from the same source photo and is currently in Smithy Gallery.

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And here is the original photograph that was used with permission from Lawrence Cornell Photography.