|'Island Life' - impasto acrylic on canvas 20cm x 30cm|
When I was at the art workshop in Cornwall last September, I painted two pictures in a looser style more along the lines of abstract realism than 'real' realism.
|close up of the impasto texture of the ocean|
One of them I gave a vibrant do over to back here and called it 'Where it all began' in honour of the fact that it was the workshop with Ashley Hanson that set me on my new vibrant 'colour me happy' art journey.
|Close up of impasto texture on the land and sea|
I've just given the other one a vibrant do over as well and moved the whole scene from Cornwall to Scotland. I decided to add a rocky stack, a sight that is common all along the north Atlantic coastline of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Once it was finished though I decided to call it 'Island Life' because somehow it made me think of a little tropical island - perhaps because of the bright colours and turquoise oceans or perhaps because I've been watching the new series of 'Death in Paradise' recently set on a most idyllic Caribbean island. Anyway, this piece will be going into the upcoming 'Committed to Art' exhibition in March.
This is what it used to look like:
|The original painting as completed in Cornwall of Cornwall|
and this is it now:
|'Island Life' - slimline canvas 20cm x 30cm|
As well as this one, I've been busy working on a couple of new large landscapes and re-doing a couple of older paintings so hopefully, even with being on holiday in Ireland this week, I should be on track to have at least 5 paintings ready for the exhibition. Anyway, I thought I'd just get a wee blog post in early for the week and now I really better go get my suitcase packed for my trip! See you next week.