If you drive just 20 minutes south of where I live, you get to the highest point in the Glasgow area. From there you can look out west and see the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
If you are lucky enough, the sun will be doing spectacular things at the same time.
I’m busy working on a series of paintings, ready for exhibition at Smithy Gallery. This is one of the finished ones.
There is something magical about these wee cottages at the head of Loch Maree. No matter how many times I pass them, I always have to stop and look. Their surrounding landscape is so wild and with the trees planted around them, these wee houses seem like an oasis of calm.
I’ve been busy all summer doing everything but paint; so now I’m making up for it. I’ve started working on a series of wee paintings from photos I have been taking over the passed few months. All are for sale.
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.
This actually worked well for me – having a brightly coloured under painting to work on top of. I’ll be doing it again, I think.
My brushes are thankfully OK…
Nearly there I think.