Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Angel Christmas cards for sale on Etsy..

I am now the proud owner of an Etsy Shop! I needed a place to sell my Limited Edition Prints as well as my new Christmas Cards. The cards are a new and exciting venture - I dont know why,  but I was more excited about getting the cards back from the printers than any painting I have seen back from the framers of late!  Ridiculous really.

Anyway,  you can buy a pack of 4 for $20 if you are interested.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The last Red Kimono for a while I think.

Here is the finished painting - about to go on show at the Edinburgh Art Fair for the first time at
The preview started an hour ago. I really did cut it a bit fine trying to get this done in time.

'Black Obi II'
oil on linen 50x100cm

Just got back from the photographers...sigh....

..I am a happy lady once again.
At last some decent images of my recent paintings. After a week of trying in vain to get a sharp focused image that showed up the correct reds, I gave up and went to a professional. The difference is incredible. Digital cameras have a problem seeing red I have discovered. so it was not just my incompetence and a rather old camera....
This still doesnt have title - I dont know why I am having a mind blank on this one..I am sure it will come to me eventually.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wee landscape No. 1, started today

I am getting some paintings started in the hope they will be ready by my Open Studios Weekend in 2 weeks. This is 15x15cms and oil on board. A view from the caravan window in Glen Coe.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Christmas Angel...

I have been wanting to do some charcoal drawings of the photos I took of Bernini's beautiful Angels on my trips to Rome and Florence. It's been a long wait but I have started this one of a nameless angel found in the Pantheon. If you know which angel he is please let me know.
I have never tried a classical cast/sculpture drawing before and it has ended up being far more labour intensive than I initially thought.

This had been sent to the printers to be made into a Christmas card. I will let you know where you can buy them in the next few days.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

New Gallery...

I am pleased to say that after several long distance phone calls, I have joined the Wendt Gallery's stable of artists. The Wendt Galleries are based in New York, California and Singapore and are planning on expanding to Hong Kong.  This is a new and exciting venture for me and I couldnt have chosen nicer and more dynamic people to work with.

These are the new paintings I am exhibiting with Wendt.

'Preparation' 80x80cm Oil on linen

'Final touches' 50x100cm Oil on linen

Sunday, 6 November 2011

A Tonal Study - Day 2 - Progress Report..

I managed to blag a whole day in the studio on Saturday. Tom kindly took the kids and I got to spend a good amount of time on this tonal work. I got stuck in straight away with filling in the rest of the figure and background and concentrated on pulling the highlights up and softening the mid tones. It is all very loosly painted. I have tightened up the detail in the face and hands. I dont know if I will add too much more detail as it feels nearly finished. This had been a rewarding couple of days work for me.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A new tonal painting started...

I have been concentrating so much on the red kimonos of late that I really needed to just paint for the sake of it. I started this painting yesterday afternoon and worked on it for about an hour. I knew I didnt have much time to do much as I had to leave to pick up the kids from school and nursery so I just painted like a mad thing. I was surprised at how much I managed to complete. This could be due to me not having the time to overthink it.
I took these with my camera phone so apologies for the quality  of the photos. I will post better photos once it is finished..



Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Red Kimono detail

This is a detail of the rough filling in of the head adding more colour and tone.
I have added more pattern onto the black obi, and glazed the whole background to give more depth.

Red Kimono in progress.