'Soft Light. Coriander.'
The photographs I've taken of the coriander were taken on bright sunny days, but the painting was begun on a day of soft diffuse light and the flowers seemed to float in the air...
Oh, and irresistable is the 17C way of spelling irresistible (knew it didn't look right yesterday!)
I'm so enjoying working in The Boathouse at Caol Ruadh, surrounded by flowers which I've been bringing from the garden at home..
cornflowers and dill in a cornflower blue pot which I found in a charity shop..
More blues in a big lime green jug - I just keep adding more and more - any day now it will all collapse!
I can see a new series of paintings - Flowers in The Boathouse....
Irresistable. Enough to keep me very busy for some time.
Check out the blog on Caol Ruadh's website here
We had a great weekend at the Scottish Sculpture Park.
Lots of visitors and some sales too....and my show is extended for another week.
Tighnabruaich Gallery are using the space in The Boathouse....
which is currently being restored,
though it's rather attractive in its rough state too I think...
The latest and largest painting 'Dreams of Flying' (paint still wet!)
More about the Sculpture Park here
More about Tighnabruaich Gallery here
and more on my arty blog when I update it tomorrow....
Here are three of the small watercolour paintings I took to Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow yesterday, and the new banner is how the weather was looking as I was leaving home! It snowed some more throughout the day, and the moonlight on the mountains as I came home was so beautiful - inspiring more paintings....
From left to right they are Here Comes The Snow, Moonlight on Cold Water, and The Big Freeze. Price £185.
Please click on the images to enlarge.
The exhibition 'Postcards 2012' begins on Saturday 4th February, and you are invited to the private view from 11am - 2pm if you are anywhere near enough to come!
Enquiries and information : www.billcliffegallery.com
I love working from home, so here are some shots of my happy place today, as I prepare to take cards and small watercolours to a craft fair in Blairmore Village Hall tomorrow - last visit this season to the restored pier of the lovely Waverley - we do take care of some things I guess, the pier, the Waverley and the village hall are kept for us all by people who really care....
Remind me Where is your Happy Place?
In these small watercolours I aim to keep the work to the simplest possible composition.
Knowing when to stop is one of the secrets of success with any painting, but perhaps especially with watercolour.
I don't want one element too many. I challenge myself to see just how simple I can get, and still have an interesting painting! (Hope you agree they are interesting....)
The photo of the delphiniums in front of the painting looks like a painting itself....must find a new canvas..