Misty Morning Hills

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I love experimenting with watercolour and gauche, never really knowing what’s going to happen as I let it dry. In this painting, I used cellophane on top of wet paint, letting it dry into all sorts of shapes, and dictating the shape of the landscape.

Misty Morning Hills is for sale in my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and Art Gallery.

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Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe

The weather in Scotland has been spectacular this summer and I have spent most of it out and about. Glencoe is only 1 1/2 hours away from me, and heading up into these mountains on a sunny day is the most heart warming activity I can think of in this weather. The surrounding mountains exude such a strong sense of history and at the same time remind you that nature is the one in control (the weather can change at the snap of a finger). It is such a privilege to have Glencoe so nearby.

For sale on Etsy and Artfinder.

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Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe, watercolour, 13 x 18cm, £40

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.

Skye Stream

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Skye Stream, watercolour and gouache on watercolour paper, 13 x 18cm (5 x 7″), £40

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.

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.

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.

Dusky Trees

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Dusky Trees, 18 x 13cm (5 x 7″), watercolour and gouache, £40

Available for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and artGallery.

 

Storm at Dusk

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Storm at Dusk, mixed media on watercolour paper. 41 x 32cm (16 x 12.5″)

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.

Pink Waves

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Pink Waves, £40, 18 x 13cm (7 x 5″), watercolour and gouache on watercolour paper

I have added a new wee one to my shops. It is available through Etsy, Artfinder, ArtGallery and nuMonday.