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.
Now that the Easter holidays are over, I have been painting again, and Skye Stream is just the beginning. I loved experimenting with the contrasting colours of yellow, orange and purple and just letting them run together.
Since I last posted, my exhibition at Smithy Gallery finished and I had to say goodbye to some of my favourite paintings, many of which are going to the US which I am delighted about – below are some of the paintings that sold and are off to new homes…
My work is for sale online Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery as usual, so head over there if you would like a wee original, prints or greetings cards.
Skye is one of my favourite Scottish islands – there is a magic to the landscape no matter what time of the year. Every time I go there I come away wanting to paint. I was there this year; so here is the resulting wee painting.
No matter how often I paint them, I never get tired of bluebells. I think purple has definitely got something to do with it. I have to admit I love the contrasting colours of purple and orange together.