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Journey of a Still Life

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And now for colour, building up the background and bringing out the silhouette shapes of the water jug and Pegasus.  It's just about there so I'm hoping that my client can get me a picture of it hung.  She says she has the exact spot for it.

Journey Of A Still Life - Part 2

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My early influences at art school were Alberto Morrocco and my tutor James Morrison.  But back to the journey.  Pattern and colour are a big part of my client's life, also ceramics she had created as well as her partner's favourite item - Pegasus........  and so it continues to develop. Note to self : must try and take better pics as I go along!

Journey Of A Still Life

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Always enjoyed working on large canvases so when I was asked do a commission of a still life using their favourite possessions it took me back to my early days at art college.  Once I had gathered all the references and drew up the composition, I decided to go with the natural colour of the canvas which is not how we were taught to begin a painting (normally the tutors would get us to lose the colour with a wash of a grey, darker tone) but it just felt right.  And so it began .........

Artist - Margaret Olley

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I think Margaret Olley called herself the original bag lady and I could see why when I visited Tweed River Art Gallery, New South Wales.  The artist had donated her home and contents to the gallery and it was a visual cornucopia of objet d'arts, possessions and house contents - amazing!  Not sure I would want to live there but I would certainly loved to have be invited as one of her guests for dinner.

Celebrity Hats by redroadstudio

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My celebs just loved trying on the hand knitted hats!  Bit of fun and it made people smile!  Bowhouse is a great venue and was very busy but I'm not sure if I'm meant to be a 'craft' person.  Lucy took the pic and both Kirsty and her really helped over the weekend.  Thank you darlings! #knittingastherapy

Glasgow POP Up Gallery

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Getting ready for our new POP Up gallery weekend and so much to do.  Delighted to be exhibiting with my daughters (a first!) Kirsty aka awoodentree and Lucy who's on Instagram.  Then there's Cameron with his lovely marquetry. I'll get links to the other exhibitors but you know what some artists are like when they leave everything to the last minute (me included!). It's on 1st and 2nd of December at The Vacant Space Gallery on Argyle Street.  Contact me if you want any further info!