|'Cosmic Tides' - acrylic on canvas 10cm x 10cm|
So, over the last week I've been working on four different paintings at the same time. This one, which I finished, and three others - a spirit animal, a spirited animal and a sort of spirit in the sky!! Hopefully that has intrigued you and you'll pop back to see them when they're finished.
This little painting was inspired by a photo I took one day last week of Strathy Beach at high tide but although I tried to paint it just as it was albeit with a more colourful palette, it seems that the little surreal sprite I've unleashed recently wouldn't stay in his box and I ended up making this a little bit cosmic instead! I don't mind because I'm really enjoying this surreal journey my art is taking at the moment.
|Strathy Beach at high tide|
In other news, I turned another year older last week. It wasn't the most fabulous of birthdays as both S and I were ill, me with a stomach bug and S with a really bad head cold. Still, on the plus side, I got a fab new printer which I can use with WiFi from my laptop where I upload all my photos so when I finally get into my new art studio (really soon now!) I'll be able to print reference photos off and scan new spirit animal paintings without having to leave my studio to use the computer room upstairs in the cottage instead!
I also decided it was time for a bit of a blog and social media update changing the name from Nic's eARTh to Art by Nicola McLean - sounds a little more grown up, don't you think, and also makes it more obvious that it's about art - the ART tended to get lost in the eARTh on some of my social media sites. I've created a new domain for my website www.ArtbyNicolaMcLean.com and would love if you would take a wee look and let me know what you think.
Oh, and the most exciting news of all - needing a distraction from the spaniel shaped hole in our lives we booked our holiday for this year - I'll be getting to fulfill a dream I've had since I was 14 years old - we're driving Route 66!! I'm so looking forward to our road trip in September!
That's all my news this week. I'll look forward to finding out what everyone else has been creating over at Paint Party Friday. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to visit and leave a comment - they make my day!
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