I was able to get out and about to do some sketching on the weekend. Weather was windy as often it is at Elie. I think it makes me work quicker about (15 mins) and adds to the atmosphere to the sketch. Over the weekend I managed to get quite a number of sketches done.
Happy Christmas 2017
This small painting was inspired by the winter light in the harbour at Pittenweem. The red boat has been in the harbour for a while and I think it makes for a great focal point.
Christmas wishes to you and your family.
I am enjoying being able to have much more time on the West Shore in Pittenweem. The views here are inspiring in all weathers, I got a nice day for this sketch.
The Pittenweem Arts Festival 2017 starts on Saturday 5th August and runs until Sunday 13th August. My web site has a page showing some of the paintings I will be exhibiting. See my Pittenweem Arts Festival 2017 page.
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.
I was invited to exhibit at the Summer Collection 2016 at Eduardo Alessandro Studios. The exhibition runs from 2nd July to 20th August.
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.
Last thing before retiring to bed I went into the studio and was presented with a spectacular sunset. Only one thing to do was to try to capture its essence in a matter of minutes. I just grabbed a scrap piece of pastel card and a box of pastels and worked on this study. I could barely see the colours in my box however my hand seemed to guide me towards the colours required. Using vibrant pastels I have managed to recreate the sunset as I remember it. The next morning it was nice to see this study in daylight.
After a busy time with the open studio I treated myself to lunch at Pillars of Hercules. I had intended to do outdoor painting when I was out and about. As soon as I sat down I knew I wanted to sketch the view in front of me. Fortunately I had my pastels in the car and a board to work on. This was the sketch I worked on. Lunch was excellent as always, great place to relax.