Monday, 31 October 2011

New Red Kimono Painting - In a hurry!

I am hoping to paint a new Red Kimono work in time for the Edinburgh Art Fair. It needs to be done by the 10th November so I am cutting it fine! It is another in the series I have been working on from the photo shoot with my good friend and model Fran. I don't normally do as many paintings from the one shoot but the other two that were promised to Art Exposure Gallery have been snapped up.

These photos show the work done on Saturday 29th Oct, in roughly a 4 hour period. This is the alla prima underpainting stage so it is more about the colours and composition. The tonal range will come together in the next sitting.



On the easel - New landscapes

This is a quick landscape of a view from Armadale in Skye. I think it is nearly done. I might lighten the sky a bit more. Not sure though, as I do like to paint a murky day. Don't ask me why!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Christmas is coming....

I am in the confusing process of sorting paintings and sending them off to various galleries for their Christmas Shows.

This year I will be taking part for the first time in Caledoniart Gallery Christmas Exhibition held at the Air Gallery, Dover Street, Mayfair, London. They are a gallery who focus exclusively on Scottish Artists (obviously! - hence the name). I am in great company with 24 other artists such as Georgina McMaster and George Birrel.
Starts November 28th - 3rd Dec.

Silent Auction for Seeing is Believing Charity

On the 8th November 2011, two donated paintings will be up for sale at a Silent Auction in aid of  the 'Seeing is Believing' Charity. This charity is a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness.

They raise money to prevent and treat avoidable blindness in the poorest of communities around the world.
Without immediate, effective action the number of blind people worldwide is expected to increase from 39 million to 76 million people by 2020.
But, 80% of blindness can be treated or prevented, and the interventions are some of the most cost-effective in health-care; a cataract operation costs on average US$30, Vitamin A treatment around US$1.

This is hosted and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank whom have a number of my paintings  in their collection.

Standard Chartered Headquarters, 1 Basinghall Road, London

Thursday, 20 October 2011

My first blog is now!

Welcome to my blog site. This is still very much a work in progress, so bear with me as I get my stuff together and post again soon. Off to Glen Coe with the family tomorrow for a few days. I hope to come back with some inspiration for the next couple of landscapes. See you soon...