Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fairs, Prints and Christmas.

Porch Full of Sun
Limited Edition Print
Beside The Wave Gallery
Edinburgh was brilliant, I almost sold out of my work which in itself is a very exciting experience. Meeting and talking to the people who are going to make what you have created a part of their lives is really special. Watching people fall in love with paintings is amazing, there is almost a physical reaction, a tangible buzz of excitement in the air.
We are back from that stunning city now and I have a couple of months of concentrated painting ahead. This morning I am heading north again to visit the gardens and allotments belonging to my Aunt and my Mother, I am keeping my fingers crossed that they haven't done some tidying up, I want the muddle of autumnal gardens!
Blue Remembered Hills
Limited Edition Print
Beside The Wave Gallery
The gallery is holding their annual limited edition print show where they take their favourite paintings throughout the year and have editions of only 50 printed beautifully. I was very happy to be included and these two of mine are now available as prints.
They are experts at packing and sending and I think that you can even buy them (the prints, not the Gallery staff!) with "own art" which is an intrest free loan spread over 10 months which makes then super affordable!  Ring the gallery if you feel the need to have own of these.  Have a look on the web site and go Christmas shopping!
The Christmas paintings show opens on December 1st and my catalogue paintings have already sold out, there will be more in the show and on line from the first.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blue Shutters

Oil on board 35 cm x 35cm.
Blue shutters, blue chair, blue shadows.  Another painted in Provence, that pink, terracotta wall was addictive, the textures and colours were lovely, I couldn't stop painting it. This too has sold!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Simple Room

Oil on board 35 cm x 35 cm or 14 x 14 inches
This was my room in Provence.  Such a calm and simple room, full of peace and tranquility.  Cool inside while it was hot and blazing outside.  Even the presence of scorpions and a lightening strike didn't diminish its quiet presence.  I liked it very much.
The Art Fair is going brilliantly, the previous two paintings have sold as has this one and the one scheduled to post up here tomorrow.  In fact I have almost sold out!  I am a very happy artist.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

There is a Small Cafe

Oil on board 47 cm x 57 cm, or 18.5 inches x 22.5 inches

This is from my trip to Provence in the summer, I wanted to get some of the texture and colour of the walls and the little scurrying hidden alleys and small cafes.  Oh to feel that sun, when outside here all is grey mist and seems like a world away!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Edinburgh Art Fair

Soft Velvet Light SOLD
Oil on Canvas 120cm x 150 cm or 47 inches x 59 inches

I have been hibernating, painting all hours like a fiend.  We are going up to the other end of the country for Edinburgh Art Fair and, as everything went so well in London, I wanted to take some new work.  This is the biggest.  Another painting of my dear friends room.  I enjoy working in a different media with the same subject and it certainly focuses the decisions that you have to make throughout a painting.  I love the result, its a sumptuous room and the oils bring a real richness to the colours.  I have a series of interiors planned, and some fine houses on my radar.  I have also got a painting trip to my Mother's allotment as well as my Aunt's garden, both lovely places (hopefully they haven't tided them before I get there!) December will be a busy month.
My river project has lost out though, I haven't painted the view since September but I plan to fill in all the days that I have missed on the same days next year... well that's the plan, it has to be flexible, life is changing at such a pace right now.
So I am off to catch a plane in a moment, its whisky, porridge and haggis for me!
I will post up some of the other new paintings during the week and then in December I will post up some of the new paintings that I have done for the gallery Christmas show.