A busy summer, with a new career beckoning in a country house community school. Still managed some paintings though! A sucsessful exhibition at the Macrobert Centre, followed by another one at the View Gallery, Dunblane. Painting a few owls lately, I guess because we see and hear so many around Dunblane and on our travels.
Here we are, back safe and full of inspiration fired by the landscape of the Burren and the Galway coast. Lots of tower houses, wee castles and atmospheric cemetaries. Saw a family of wild mink, a teriblle pest I know , but a glorious sight to see all seven bombingalong.......
Now, where is my easel
Off for a week camping in Ireland, but was pleased to put a couple of pieces in summery venues, this one with Nora at Tilly Tearooms in Tillicoutry, and a few wee pieces in the Mercat Gallery in Culross. Not a lot painted this week but, I have an hour now to play a wee bit, hope to post more im
A good year ,though the visitor numbers were a little low over the nine days. Some great folk came, a few pictures found homes and some new friends made.
We managed to visit a small selection of other venues and were blown away with the art of Bobbi Vetter in Tillicoutry,and Sarah Bramley who is just round the way from us here in Dunblane, just to name two. Also, Ann Shaw in Bridge of Allan has a greatly enjoyable exhibition in her home and garden, even a musical shed.
Sue and Andy from Grangemouth popped over, Andy paints fantastic Scottish themed watercolours, truly beautiful.
So, plenty of inspiration for
Well, a little quiet this year as far as numbers here in Dunblane, but those who have visited have been great folk to chat to. A couple of piccies have been chosen, both wee and big so all well there. We are just hoping we get Fiona to sit in tomorrow so we get the opportunity to venture forth and support our fellow FVOS partners in art! I am having difficulty putting new images on to my new computer, a pain as I really am proud of my recent work... will be on here soon I
This is quite a big piece for me, on a large square of MDF as I have a beautiful new frame to put it in. I tried to keep things a bit simple and not get too fussy....
And here is the almost finished article. Still needs some work on the grass and her skirt, but most of the hard work is done. Mind you, I have a lot of paintings knocking about that need just a fiddle with.....will get round to it one day.
Working towards the Forth Valley Opens Studios in June so will need to get my act together for a flood of new work. I will try and put my latest stuff on here in various stages of completion, see you soon!, Jeremy x
Here I want to show parts of the process and the evolution of my works, So I will begin with an intro. I think my recent work from the last three years has a spiritual side, there are many links to my poetry. This painting was inspired by a poem about a spirit who sacrificed here wings to put right a wrong she let happen......
An early shot after a quick start, I never used to want figures in paintings, but have swung the other way now.... This is a wingless Fairy just roughed out in acrylics, all very watered down except for the hair. (I usually like to get the darker colours down first).
A little colour creeping in now, I am not too fanatical really at this stage as all can be overpainted, nice to see some colour coming in to play. I used small brushes for this fairly wee painting, about the size you would paint an Airfix kit.
Finally below, the finished article. I painted a wooden effect around the edge and some quite basic gem stones set in to the grain. Also a 'wee' baby hare and a dandelion gae-bolga......
Guess I'll have to dig the poem out and post it here too.......