|'Marwick Sunset' - impasto landscape 6 x 4 inches|
This is another in the miniature impasto landscapes that I've been doing on the upcycled canvasses. This is a view from Marwick on Orkney - another of S's wonderful reference photos.
I finished this a few weeks ago so thought I'd post it now as I was away visiting my sister in London last week I didn't get much in the way of art done.
I had a fantastic week in London. My sister had booked tickets to see the Royal Academy of Art's 2014 exhibition which was very diverse and caused much gaping of jaws as we made our way round the various paintings, prints and sculptures. Definitely something there for all tastes, I'd say and some that I suspect the artist was having a laugh with the viewer and the art establishment testing the waters to see just how easily a fool and his money really are parted!
|Me and my sister, Audrey.|
|In front of Big Ben|
|The London Eye|
We also went to see a play called Invincible which was a really good black comedy and the Book of Mormon in the West End - a musical written by the creators of South Park so not for the easily offended! Needless to say I absolutely loved it!
|With my lovely friend, Eva.|
The weather was fabulous the whole week and I still got my dose of daily dogs walks as my sister walks the very lovely Monty (a cockerpoo) through a clever website called Borrow My Doggy where folk who don't have time to look after a dog of their own can walk other folks' dogs. He's adorable and is also one of my next pet portrait commissions!
|Monty the Cockerpoo|
|At St.James's Park|
I left London at 12.30 on Saturday and reached Glasgow at 10.15pm where the lovely S met me and we drove on through the night to finally make it back to Craggis Cottage after 4am this morning - a bit of an epic journey but the coach from Glasgow to London return was only £21.50 (I couldn't get a taxi from my house to the nearest town 12 miles away for that!!) so I made sure my Kindle was well charged and just read and dozed all the way!
My own batteries have been fully recharged and I'm looking forward to getting my paints out again tomorrow full of inspiration from my week in the Big Smoke!