To the Islands

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To the Islands, gouache on watercolour paper, 18 x 13cm, £40

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.

To the Islands is for sale online at all the usual place – Etsy, Artfinder, Art Gallery and nuMonday.

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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.

Sunset Cottage

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Sunset Cottages, 15 x 10cm (6 x 5″), gouache on watercolour paper

For sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Skye in Spring

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.

Skye in Spring is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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Skye in Spring, gouache, 18 x 13cm (7 x 5″)

Loch Maree

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.

For sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery

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Loch Maree, gouache on watercolour paper, 18 x 13cm (5 x 7″)

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.

Painting over an old painting – 6

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Morar at Sunset, oil on canvas

Finished.

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.