Drawing Pink Peonies for the Empire Exhibition at the Rope works Gallery, Montrose in July and August……. They are amazing to look at, less amazing to draw but think I’m getting there, the first Peonies arrived from China to the UK in 1795, and a Peony grown from the original plant still grows in theContinue reading “Empire and Tree Peonies”
Woodblock season is back …..using reduction techniques to layer colour on the theme of intensive farming.
A series of three small paintings about the seasons and farming, highlighting the power of the equinox on early farmers and the influence of the seasons on farming for centuries.Intensive farming and climate change are merging the seasons, which is worrying for the future sustainability of farming and for food security.
I use watercolour and hot wax to create layers with washes and wax and wiping off in between. I have also used varnish to do a similar job.
Have been drawing at the Living Field garden since June, it’s a lovely spot although the massive fans in the glass houses mean it’s not very peaceful. Using pen and ink and watercolour to record the medicinal and dye plants and cereals such as Bere Barley, Spelt and Black Oats. The challenge is to tryContinue reading “Living Field at James Hutton Institute,5000years of agricultural plants”
Last session in Montrose this Thursday, writing post cards with people from the Day Centre next door. Lots of tales about beaches all over the world! Long days with picnics and boiling kettles and swimming in the river when the har came in! Having to book your caravan a year in advance in order toContinue reading “Post cards”
The exhibition continues to grow with lots of new ‘wishes’ on the net…….most people wish for less litter and plastic on the beach, some for warmer water and one to have a One Direction Concert there! Later in September I will meet with a group of people who use the Day Care centre next doorContinue reading “Only 2 more weeks left at Montrose Museum”
We showed the 1930s film about salmon fishing at St Cyrus to a steady stream of visitors and local people. It was great to hear locals explain the fishing methods being used and share details of boat building and personal experiences of fishing in all weathers with visitors from all over the world. The storiesContinue reading “Memories of salmon fishing at the beach”
Melt Exhibition of paintings and science from the BGS Iceland Observatory in the Tower Building Dundee University until the 29th of March.