Out of the Shadows

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Out of the Shadows, 46 x 35.5cm (18 x 14″), mixed media on board

I used inks, gouache, watercolour and gesso on this painting, letting the colours run and just seeing what will happen. It will be part of my exhibition at Smithy Gallery from the 4th Feb.

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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.

Through Purple Meadows

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Through Purple Meadows, 41 x 36cm (16 x 14″), mixed media on watercolour paper

I have been experimenting again and ended up using gesso, indian ink, watercolour, gouache and pastel on this painting. It originally started out as wisteria. I don’t think there is a single remnant of that painting left. I’m much happier with this version.

Through Purple Meadows is for sale through all my shops Etsy, Artfinder, ArtGallery and now nuMonday.

 

Winter Field

Sometimes I love a scene so much, I have to paint it more than once. Here is my latest offering, Winter Field. Below it is an earlier version; and below that is the original photograph.

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Winter Fields with is available for sale on all my shops – Etsy, Artfinder, artgallery, nuMonday, Art2Arts and Saatchi.

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This painting is from the same source photo and is currently in Smithy Gallery.

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And here is the original photograph that was used with permission from Lawrence Cornell Photography.

Blue Woods

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

I’m into blue at the moment. Ultramarine blue, phthalo blue and lots of blues in between. So I couldn’t resist painting a woodland scene in Prussian blue, my favourite of them all.

This wee painting is now available on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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.

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″)