This month is proving to be welcomingly busy! on the 17th of November I was invited to lead a “Study Evening” at the Bearsden and Milngavie Association for the Decorative and Fine Arts Society. The group were most welcoming and I had an excellent stage to lead the painting demonstration from. After an introduction, I talked the group through the reasons why I paint particular scenes and described the selective process involved. From the genesis of an idea to the completion of a painting, I managed to *almost* finish an oil on canvas within the allotted two hours. Another few hours of tightening things up in the studio and the piece is finished! It’s of the beach at Redpoint in Wester Ross, on the day the tail end of Hurricane Gonzales blew in : the wind whipping up the sand was so strong I couldn’t look out to sea to paint. So the view is of looking inland, back to the gale, almost able to lean back on the powerful gusts. I took the video to try to capture some of the intensity of the wind: still pictures don’t convey just how hard it was to stand upright!
It’s a good thing I enjoy art demonstrations as I’ve been kindly invited to Linn Art Group in Muirend this week. The subject will be slightly less dramatic (weather wise) but more dramatic (landscape wise)! I’m keeping things under my hat until the demonstration is over but will no doubt be updating my Facebook Page with the result.
On Sunday 7th December 2014 I will have a stall at the Glasgow Crafter’s Art & Fair at Cottiers in the west end of Glasgow. Selling a selection of small original works and cards and prints, it would be great if anyone is in the vicinity – pop by and say hello! I’d love to see you 🙂 Just in time to buy special gifts for Christmas, too…. 😉