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.

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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.

Blue Woods

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Blue Woods, 18 x 13cm (7 x 5″), gouache on watercolour paper

I’m into blue at the moment. Ultramarine blue, phthalo blue and lots of blues in between. So I couldn’t resist painting a woodland scene in Prussian blue, my favourite of them all.

This wee painting is now available on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Misty Island

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Misty Island, 18 x 13cm (7 x 5″), gouache on watercolour paper

Sometimes I just need to let gouache and watercolour do its own thing, and when I do, wonderful things happen as colours blend and merge. This wee painting was the result.

Available for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.