For a number of years I have been doing monotone paintings. I mix black and white oil paint to a limited number of tones usually 4 or 5. I use these to paint my subjects. l love doing these paintings however when I crave more colour I can revert to my full colour palette. My website now has a gallery showing a selection of these paintings, which you can see from the following link http://ginawright.co.uk/monotone.html.
I was recently visiting a friend in Balmerino and decided on my way home to do some sketching.The gardens and grounds of these cottages have always attracted me and they were looking particularly good on this day.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival 2016 starts on Saturday 6th August and runs until Sunday 14th August. My web site has a page showing some of the paintings I will be exhibiting. See my Pittenweem Arts Festival 2016 page.
I have an outlet for my printed work (cards and prints) at J&G Innes in St. Andrews. They have a window display just now showing some of my prints.
I was invited to exhibit at the Summer Collection 2016 at Eduardo Alessandro Studios. The exhibition runs from 2nd July to 20th August.
I am recently back from a great week in the city of Venice. With so much to inspire, you are spoilt for choice. I found a nice quiet spot to sketch and as I was working I was aware that I had a young audience. The two boys were interested in watching my progress, they were visiting from Vienna. They both had an interest in art which was lovely and I hope I inspired them to do some sketching too.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival starts on the 1st August and running until the 9th August. My web site has a page showing some of the paintings I will be exhibiting. See my Pittenweem Arts Festival 2015 page.
I am again taking part in the North Fife open studios event. This is on the holiday weekend at the beginning of May and runs from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May.
We have been having lovely sunrises and sunsets this month. The two paintings here were done on the same day. One from the studio window and the other after a walk that afternoon in the countryside near by.
It has been a while since I have done a blog post. After a busy and successful time at Pittenweem Arts Festival we had a holiday in Canada to visit my brother and family. I took the opportunity to get some sketching outdoors when possible. Below is the photo reference of my subject and also one of me at work. The third photo shows my sketch in progress along with my colour reference chart so that I can give reference codes to colours observed at the time. Photo’s don’t always show the exact colour as seen with the eye. Now that I am home I can use studio time to bring back the memories and apply paint to this study.