Archive for July, 2009

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Exhibition at The Gallery

July 23, 2009

I am pleased to announce my plans to submit 3 works for the next open exhibition at McFarlane’s Gallery in Alloa.  Further information about The Gallery can be found here: http://www.grmcfarlane.co.uk/

The exhibition runs from 15th August 2009 to 29th September 2009.  Please drop by if you can.  It is a lovely, light and bright exhibiting space and never fails to have a very wide range of artworks on display to cater for every taste.

I will be submitting 3 acrylic paintings with a summer theme: Beach Huts, Beach Patrol and Sunday Sundaes.

Beach huts (acrylic)

Beach huts (acrylic)

Beachpatrol (acrylic)

Beachpatrol (acrylic)

Sunday Sundaes (acrylic)

Sunday Sundaes (acrylic)

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Pittenweem Open Exhibition

July 23, 2009

As I haven’t shown any of my work since The Grand Entrance exhibition at the Jerdan in February, I thought it was high time I got my finger out!

I plan to submit work  for the open exhibition at the Pittenweem Art Festival.  Please see the Festival site for details:

 http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/ 

I intend to submit the  two mixed media collage works as shown below:

twa craws (Crail) 2008

twa craws (Crail) 2008

Wash Day (Crail harbour)

Wash Day (Crail harbour)

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I’ve gone digital

July 15, 2009

Ok, I’m being very brave by posting this!  It’s my first attempt at creating art using Photoshop.  I found it incredibly difficult to control the brush and now think I’ve got the start of RSI – I used the built in mouse on my laptop, not something I’d recommend.   Just to top things, I somehow managed to create an image that was very small, I must have been zoomed in and not realised.

The image is inspired by a short story called Memorising Pi to 120 Decimal Places. It’s a rather wonderful story written by my other half .  On the surface the story is about a young boy challenged to memorise Pi in order to win a supposed date with a girl at school.  In reality it’s about how he is bullied at school and the disintegration of his family life.

I plan to do a series of illustrations for the story (I don’t think they’ll be digital – lol) and this was just a play around to help me picture how the main character might look.

Three point one four (digital art) July 2009

Three point one four (digital art) July 2009

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Ruby Slipper

July 13, 2009

Another little drawing using Derwent Coloursoft and a teeny bit of watercolour.

Ruby Slipper (watercolour ans coloured pencil) July 2009

Ruby Slipper (watercolour and coloured pencil) July 2009

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Red Lolly, yellow lolly

July 11, 2009

Another little lollipop lady…..

Red Lolly, Yellow Lolly (mixed media) July 2009

Red Lolly, Yellow Lolly (mixed media) July 2009

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Little lollipop girl

July 5, 2009

A quick portrait –  she really is a sweetie!

Lollipop girl (acrylic) July 2009

Lollipop girl (acrylic) July 2009