"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that." ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth
Friday, 30 January 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
"Last Silver Light"
Acrylic 6" x 6"
Was sifting through older discs of photos for some inspiration, when I came across photos I had taken a few years back. We had been at Dowhill Farm (near the Maidens) hanging a group exhibition of paintings in the Farm's restaurant/tearoom. By the time we were finished the sun had started to go down and there was a beautiful light on the sea. This was literally the last sliver of light being cast on the sea, a silver slash that was so intense it made your eyes water. Was a lovely drive home alongside the coast that night.
Snow arrived back last night and there's still a fine covering this morning with more on the way, glad to be cosy in the studio.
Stay warm where ever you are and thanks for looking :)
Thursday, 22 January 2015
Acrylic 8" x 8"
Too be auctioned at the Little Paintings Make Hansel Grow Art Event in aid of Hansel Foundation
at Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon
9th - 11th March 2015
I'd like to say this wee eight by eight just flew of the easel, but this is actually my third attempt. The first two were actually seascapes, neither of which were worth a bar of soap. So, this morning I decided on a different tactic, change the subject matter. Normally when it goes this wrong I resort to a horse, but as this painting is for a charity auction I decided a rural scene was probably more neutral to an audience. Fortunately everything flowed and I have to say I'm quite pleased with the finished result...smile!
Thanks for looking in, I'll be back soon :)
Monday, 19 January 2015
Two wee snow babies out in the snow having fun, well Buddy loves it but Lilly isn't so sure. I literally have to drag Buddy in but Lilly is in first call....Princess!
Sunday, 18 January 2015
After everyone else seemed to have it, we finally got snow...smile! Now I know that for people who need to get to and from work e.t.c. it can be a bind. But, for someone who is one, still a kid at heart and two, works from home, I was feeling a wee bit left out. Took these photos this morning, first four in the garden and the bottom one out the studio/bedroom window. I had hoped to go a bit further afield but the gritters haven't been out and it's a wee bit slippy underfoot. Falling on my backside wouldn't cause much grief with all the extra padding but, knowing my luck I'd break an arm or wrist.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Friday, 9 January 2015
Thursday, 8 January 2015
A few too many distractions has held up progress on the moo, I really need to organise myself better. But I managed a wee bit on it today and I'm pleased with how it's coming along...smile!
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Monday, 5 January 2015
Thanks for looking...smile!
Saturday, 3 January 2015
Thursday, 1 January 2015
"Smell the Salt Air"
Acrylic 6" x 6"
Wishing you all a Happy New Year, here's hoping it's going to be a good one where the inspiration flows and the easel get's plenty of use...smile. Made a good start with this first painting of the year. There has been a few rough seas lately and with rough seas you get debris on the beach. I kinda liked the zig zagging it created. I was stuck for a wee bit trying to think of a title when it struck me, sitting looking at the painting I could imagine the smell as well as the sight. The same smell that sets the dogs of in the car when they realise they are going to the beach....seaweed and salt....smile!
Have a great first day of the year whatever your doing.......me, I'll be watching the racing from Cheltenham and Musselburgh, of course!