Nice to get a review in Art Mag! I am glad they mention the 'coming alive' when you linger over the paintings. Because I use carefully calibrated complementary colours, things do happen on the surface - the longer you look, the more you see! (definitely best in front of the originals..)
24 -27 November Edinburgh
These four large paintings will be on show in Edinburgh with Tig Gallery. Some have featured on the blog before but otherwise they have not been out much! Sometimes I like to just keep them around. Especially if I was trying out something new I only feel like letting them go when I think that I could do them again if I really wanted to, I rarely do! But I need to know that I could. I sometimes as here do two versions of a subject. Floating flowers in a magical light - the light from the Boathouse doors made the flowers and even the vase seem to float. The bird paintings represent freedom - all peripheral things fade away...high summer dreaming.
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I will be opening my studio on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 - 5 from Easter to October in 2015.
If you are coming any distance, please phone 01369 810364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check that i will be open (I will be, barring emergencies!) I'm happy to open at other times too - just give me a call.
The studio is at 5 Swedish Houses (the one with the yellow door) in the village of Ardentinny on the shores of Loch Long in Argyll, on the A880 about 30 minutes from Dunoon to the south, or Strachur to the north. There may or may not be a rainbow over the red gate.
'Soft Light, Coriander' Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cms
Soft Light, Coriander was painted when I was resident artist in The Boathouse (see here) at the Scottish Sculpture Park. I grew the coriander in my garden and took an enormous bunch of it to put in the green glass vase on the floor of the Boathouse. It was a sunny day when a soft light was filtering through the open door. The effect was so magical I just had to paint it! The whole thing was so ephemeral (although the coriander lasted for weeks) and my being there was also temporary so I tried to capture the sheer joy of it all.
I think I succeeded. It floats.
You can click on the smaller images to enlarge them. If you would like to buy this painting please contact me on the email address above. (I do have to add carriage to the price, unless you are near enough for me to deliver it.)