Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cosmic Tides...a mini landscape

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'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.

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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!

 
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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.

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This is for sale in my Artfinder shop or directly from me via my website.

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!
 
Oh, and if you were following me on Google+ as NicseARTh, please could you follow me now on this new account - a new gmail address means a new Google+ account - it's all very confusing!
 
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23 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Beautiful little painting. Congrats on new site, I will check on it. I wanted to tell you, in Albuquerque there is a really wonderful Route 66 Diner that has the best shakes and rhubarb pie in the world! It is in Old Town area.

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  2. happy belated birthday Nic! sorry to hear you and hubby were both ill. Hope you're both feeling much better. Another gorgeous painting!! Love your new social media name and your website looks fantastic! Also have added you on Google +. What an amazing trip to look forward to and September is the perfect time to go too.

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  3. The new site looks great! Really great! Not sure how much of Route 66 you are covering but if you get near Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma, let me know. I'm close by and will meet up with you for a coffee if you want :)

    happy belated birthday!

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  4. belated happy birthday though being unwell is just awful... and love seeing the paintings... a wifi printer is quite magical and i think i would be lost without mine... off to check out your website. i love the name change and see it as a perfect leap forward

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  5. Happy birthday, and love the little painting, really beautiful. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  6. I love the details you get in such small pieces. This is really beautiful. I would like to be there listening to the waves. And congrats on planning such a fun trip. Bet you can't wait to go! :)

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  7. Love your beautiful blue painting.
    Happy birth day and PPF ♥

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  8. Love your beautiful blue painting.
    Happy birth day and PPF ♥

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  9. Another gorgeous painting! You must be so exited to get in to your studio!!! :0)

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  10. Well there's been a lot going on in your wee cottage.
    How exciting for you. I'll be popping over to check out your website next.
    Sorry you weren't well for your birthday, but that printer must have cheered you up immensely.
    Love that painting... the colours and textures are fabulous (as usual)
    Have a wonderful weekend... happy PPF to you

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  11. This is gorgeous. Adore those textures, and your choice of colour is perfect. And a very Happy Birthday!

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  12. Love your painting, and especially how the sky and land part looks the same. Gives me a feeling of space..........

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  13. Love the colors! And it looks fabulous framed. I'm excited for your vacation. :)

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  14. Love your painting. Great work. Hope you are doing great and hope your vacation is great.

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  15. Beautiful painting and I like that you are going with your intuition on that painting...it makes it more yours. The new site is awesome... too bad you can't marry this blog with that site... that way the google credibility you have built stays with you! All the best on the new site!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Great work with the sea painting, it is such an artistic rendering of the photo, I love it.
    Happy future holiday on Route 66, it sounds very exciting and maybe even sunny and warm!

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  17. Beautiful little painting again! And you did a great job with your blog-facelift and your new website. Looking impressive! Just one thing I noticed: the hovering over the pics to get more information doesn't work with all the pictures. I also have a site on Weebly, but never knew about the hovering. Need to look at it, very interesting feature...

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  18. Love the blues made me happy to look at it.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

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  19. Happy belated birthday, mine was the 11th of February AND i love your painting

    Good Sunday and have a blessed week

    much love...

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  20. I love your painting!! Love the colors, composition, texture and the values - it simply sparkles with life!! Well done, indeed!! Happy PPF :)

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  21. Beautiful painting, and what a lovely beach! And what great plans to look forward to this week! Sounds very exciting!

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  22. This is an outstanding venue, with great and thoughtful staff, and a fantastic chef. The location is well situated. We has been delighted to host our annual event at these party venues for the past few years, and the space has been perfect for our group of roughly 300.

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