This year the winter open studio event is a joint one with all the artists and craft makers at Bowhouse, St. Monans. It takes place on the weekend of 6th and 7th November 2021.
I did this painting on a blue sennelier pastel card using a limited palette which suited the Scottish landscape. I had made a monotone study before hand and used this as refrence for the tones I wanted for the scene.
I am opening my studio to show new work.
The dates that the studio will be open are from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th August.
The West Braes Project are holding a Gala day on Saturday 7th August to mark the official opening of the refurbished tidal swimming pool. Artists in Pittenweem are having an ‘Open Doors’ event that same day. There will be 19 venues open including my Studio.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival is running a series of exhibitions through July and August 2021 titled “A Summer Series in ART@47” at the Festival office 47 High Street, Pittenweem. Gina is exhibiting in the exhibition from Friday 9th to Monday 19th July 2021.
I am taking part in the East Neuk Open Studios 2021 and will be exhibiting in my Studio at 18 West Shore, Pittenweem.
The studio will be open from 10:30 to 16:30 over the weekend of 26th – 27th June.
The official website has more details: www.eastneukopenstudios.org/artists/gina-wright/
This farm shop punnet of strawberries looked so wonderful I just had to do a ink and watermedia sketch. I have my sketch book which has a nice midtone colour which helps speed up the process. White was done with a pitt artist brush pen. A nice treat to eat them after the sketch was finished.
Eduardo Alessandro Studios are celebrating their gallery reopening on Monday 26th April with a mixed show.
Spring Into Summer runs from 26th April 2021 to 26th June 2021
Pastel pencils can be so fragile. I often have broken them in the process of tying to get a point. Costly mistakes. Below I have taken some photographs showing how I have learned not to break the points.
I use a knife with a sharp blade to create a squared off edge see below
Photo below shows stage where it is squared off.
Final carefully whittled down to a nice point to work with.
The farewell sendoff to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A in Dundee includes an article about one of my paintings on their website. This was a great exhibition, the next stop after Dundee is Australia.
Wishing you and your loved ones a lovely Christmas.
The painting was inspired after a walk in the countryside. The little wren darted in and out of the snow covered grasses. I was cold standing watching the wren and I wondered how it didn’t feel the cold like I did.