Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Spring Rush!

It's been one of those weeks when my back was against the wall, and I HAD TO get a good selection of work finished and ready for various Spring Exhibitions in galleries around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Easy Coast, West!

With more to follow. the gap in the middle for me is the month of March, as we prepare to travel to USA starting in Pittsburgh, PA, then York PA, then Palm Key S Carolina for workshops, and it will be the end of March before we are home.  ( by then I will have to get another good strong 12 paintings done for some May Exhibitions)  Life is certainly never dull - frustrating maybe but NEVER dull!  These 4 are all of the East Neuk of Fife, on the East Coast of Scotland...very rugged, picturesque & paintable fishing villages, like Crail, Anstruther & Pittenweem

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Highland Flings!

Trying to get a few Highland paintings 'flung together' before I go to US....there's a few galleries needing a changeover of work, so it's great to keep on my toes and produce new work!  Better too, to be refreshing work wherever it goes as one painting can sometimes sit for ages in one gallery, then get snapped up in the next - I live in hope!!!! Plus it's always exciting to get a new piece out and hope the public approve with their feet...and chequebooks!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Amalfi IS a go-go!

Just heard this week that our Amalfi Paintaway in September is definitely on....a good group forming and it means I am returning to one of my favourite places...such drama, beauty & inspiration all in one tiny area!

Scotch Mists

Working on some new Scottish paintings for some of the galleries, and feel like doing a few dramatic Scottish scenes to capture the mists we love in this country.  So much more atmospheric than a bright sunny day, though we DO appreciate blue skies here as they are so few and far between!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Big Sleep - Winter ends - Spring awaits

BIG apologies for not blogging for a while but I lost patience with the bullying tactics of having to load Google Chrome before I could open my blog again - what a cheek!  Be it known to all - I understand the basic computer skills I need to get by, but change the rules and you confuse me - easily!  January slipped by in a flurry of organising and rescheduling workshops for this year, and now some of the uS workshops will be scheduled later in the year ie August.  however the march US trip is ON and I will be teaching in Pittsburgh, York PA then Palm Key SC   Try and catch up with me if you can!!!  Spring is here, winter is slowly leaving us, and we are coming out of 'The Big Sleep'   Which coincidentally is the title of my painting!

MARCH 2012
Pittsburgh Pastel Group PA   - Gail Sorace -     March 12-14th 
York Art Association PA    -   Kay Koehler -       March  16-18th
Palm Key   SC                 - Michael Hargraves -         March 21 - 25th
Debarry Studio NJ    -       Christina Debarry PSA -    Aug 11-13th
Green Darke Gallery Millheim PA   -  Karl Leitzel    Aug 15 - 17th
Hudson River Valley Workshops NY -  Kim La Polla -   Aug 18 - 21st
Terry Ludwig Workshops CO  -  
Pastel Society of America   -  PSA Office