For me Art is about getting lost in and enjoying the magic of the process, the feelings and thoughts that the finished piece conjures up. NOT about what will or wont sell, rules and regulations nor what some stuffy or trendy panel decides is good or bad.
I think I will just have to buy some more new paints these just don't have the bright colours that I like but I am really pleased that the painting worked.
I was very pleased to find that I can still use pastels with this picture of my friend Ruth's Granddaughter
I just can't get used to these acrylic paints (bring back my old school paints please!!!). I nearly gave up with this but in the end I am actually very pleased with it. B-)
Standing Stone Auchingarrich
I am trying to visit and collect photos of standing stones, here is my first painting of one of them.
Cat with Character
A painting I did for a lady called Joan Blanch
I painted this from a scene in my dolphin DVD
Inspired by an exhibition of Ken Lochhead I decided to try a landscape without putting all my usual details in it.
The painting I did for my brother Findlay's wedding present. Congratulations Findlay and Mairi.
This was the view from inside a cave in Tangiers, the spring water inside was said to bring you blessings.
This baby owl was left to shelter for the day by its Mum, in a wall that my Dad was repairing, I couldn't resist painting the magical image.
This was the design I did to plan for my embroidery which you can see in the next picture.
Embroidery Pirate Map
My embroidery, it took me a long, long time but the result was worth it!
This is my childhood dog, when she was still a puppy, after a play in the sea.
This is a mix of toadstools from my lovely walks in the local woods and hills. A sign of how nature just doesn't care about life or death, it just goes on, in beauty and wonder.
This is called soul art, it take ages but is great fun and very theraputic.
It starts with a large blank page, which is then completely covered in marks, colours, scribbles whatever you want to get feelings out. Then through all the jumble I search for pictures that jump out and paint them. I do this for every side of the sheet, resulting in images arriving from all directions.
This is the first of my soul art paintings, I really like this one.
This one was done on one of those canvas boards, the texture is not so easy to paint details on, but the paint can be layred on lovely and thick. I love colours and thick paint.
This is just one of the amazing sky colour views that I get from my kitchen window. I plan to do a series of these showing some of the different beautiful sky views.
An old self portrait, the (slightly!!! big) eyes show how much I was concentrating and staring at the mirror.
The leaves in the garden were so beautiful they just needed to be put in a painting to capture their memory.
This flower was in a garden in Teneriffe, I love the light and different layers working down to the dark undergrowth.
This wee candle was and experiment of how painting on black paper would turn out, I think it works well for candle light.