The Pittenweem Arts Festival 2022 starts on Saturday 6th August and runs until Saturday 13th August. My web site has a page showing some of the paintings I will be exhibiting. See my Pittenweem Arts Festival 2022 page.
Wishing you and your loved ones a lovely Christmas.
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.
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
This pastel painting has had an interesting journey. It has spent the last year on the Isle of May where my original inspiration for the painting took place. Last year there was an exhibition on the Island of work by local artists. Stormy weather hampered the return of the paintings and they were there over winter. Then this year other factors meant that they weren’t able to be retrieved until this autumn. I am looking forward to be reunited with my painting.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival 2019 starts on Saturday 3rd August and runs until Sunday 11th August. My web site has a page showing some of the paintings I will be exhibiting. See my Pittenweem Arts Festival 2019 page.
I am not long back from a trip to Mull. The weather was wonderful and enabled me to get outdoors for sketching. This sketch however is from the Argyll Hotel on Iona. What a view form the sunroom! Once I finished my lunch I could not resist to take my watercolours out and sketch the view.
For the Easter weekend (Friday April 19th to Monday April 22nd) some of the Pittenweem Artists and Galleries are opening their doors. Gina will be at her studio at 18 West Shore.
I have been reading lately about Henri Matisse. I love his use of colour and design. I decided to get out my acrylics and do these two paintings after Matisse. I really enjoyed the process of making these studies. Matisse was very fond of having a theme in his work and I just love the ones he did looking through a window. His compositions were amazing. I am sure these paintings will inspire a future painting.
“Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive: the place occupied by the figures, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything has its share.” Henri Matisse
“The window” after Matisse
“Flowers in front of a window” after Matisse