Old Man of Storr, Skye

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Old Man of Storr, Skye, gouache on watercolour, 13 x 18cm (5 x 7″)

Old Man of Storr, Skye is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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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″)

Hollyhocks

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

I once saw a bank of hollyhock flowers in the wild. They were all sorts of colours, dark pink, light pink, white, red and deep purple. I am building up to painting them – I took photos – but in the meantime, here is a pale pink hollyhock plant that is currently living in my garden.

Azaleas is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Azaleas

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

There was nothing more fun than splashing the pink paint around on this one, and I love the contrasting colours in the yellow and oranges behind the flowers.

Azaleas is for sale 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.

Stormy Clouds

Heavy foreboding clouds always inspire me. I’ve explored them in oils and acrylic, and now I’m seeing what I can do in gouache. I’m liking the results – a lot.

Stormy Clouds is available on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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Storm Clouds, 17.5 x 12.5 (7 x 5″), gouache on watercolour paper, £40

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″)

Wee Paintings

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.

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Glencoe Waterfall
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Beach Walk
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Iona
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Circus

 

 

Affordable Art Show, Smithy Gallery

Yesterday was a busy day at Smithy Gallery’s Private View, and I loved the way my paintings looked. Here are four of them grouped together on one wall.

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While the two below were also on display, I just forgot to take photos – oops.

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Rider, soft pastel on board
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Allium Field, soft pastel on board

You can find out more about Smithy Gallery here. The exhibition runs until the 15th July.