Just completed this commission of a Highland Cow and having used a mix of reds and blacks she resulted in a chocolatey look to her hair so I’ve temporarily christened her Coco. Bit of varnish, attach the loops and cord and off she goes to her new home 🐮🎨
This painting, one of my favourites, has just sold at the Garrion Bridges Art & Antique centre. I hope she’s settling into her new home 🐮
One of the aspects of art and painting that I enjoy, is applying to take part in one or two open art exhibitions which pop up now and again on social media and various websites. My applications aren’t always successful but the hope that they might be, pushes me to “have a go”.
It’s also a useful way of looking at other artists’ paintings and to see the standard of work that’s out there. This can result in feelings of “Why do I even bother?!” or alternatively, “Oh, my stuff isn’t too bad then”.
I’ve given myself a goal of entering three exhibitions a year and if I make it through to any of them, well, you never know where it may lead!
This painting is being entered into the RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute) open art exhibition being held this Autumn. Wish me luck!
This is similar to a previous painting of mine, but I love the composition (and the model!) so decided to paint her again from a slightly different angle and a reverse/mirror image. I haven’t come up with a title yet…suggestions would be very welcome.
Following the sale of my big canvas (well, big for me anyway) ‘Stag In Water’, I thought I’d see if another biggie would be of interest to someone. This ‘heilan coo’ is acrylic on a 60x60cm canvas and was great fun to paint in all her shagginess!
“Isla” will be ‘hoofing it’ down to my display wall at the Garrion Bridges in the next day or two.
Well here we are, launching into 2016 when I’ve only just got used to writing ‘2015’. Where do the months go!
I wonder how many people have made resolutions and have given up on them already? I hope to stick to at least a couple of mine, which are to try and get my artwork “out there” this year – meaning a more concerted effort to publicise myself (not an easy task if I’m completely honest) and also to paint more often than I have been doing.
The start of the year has been encouraging though, as I recently sold a large canvas of a highland cow (‘Hamish, Standing” – see below) – so with resolutions in place, let’s crack on!!