Watercolours at Cambo – last weekend of my exhibition

These are the remaining watercolours/mixed media paintings in my solo show at Cambo Gardens Visitor Stables, which I will be taking down on 30th September, unless marked as sold. Most of them I created plain air, and finished some of them off in the studio. All remaining artwork, both oils and watercolours, will be available via this website or instagram/facebook if you are interested but can’t get to the exhibition. Thank you for looking!

The Fruit Walk at Cambo, looking towards a door in the wall. The daffodils are fully out but there are no leaves on the trees yet. Mixed media 57 x 47cm
One of my first finished water-colour based works from my residency at Cambo, Kingsbarns, East Neuk of Fife. Plein-Air mixed media sketch, mostly in watercolour and ink, 57 x 77cm 
Bright Spring Growth against the Wall, shows the back-lit young leaves in front of the warm tones of the wall, 37 x 27cm mixed media, SOLD
A plein-air sketch, in early spring, along the woodland walk near Cambo Sands. 77 x 57cm watercolour and mixed media
Bird Box and Blossom, April at Cambo, 37 x 27cm
Tulip Rows under Fruit Trees, 37 x 27cm
Looking Back to the Stables, 37 x 27cm
The Door in the Wall, April at Cambo, 37 x 27cm SOLD
Tulips under Fruit Trees, 37 x 27cm mixed media.
Trees upon Trees, 37 x 27cm, mixed media

Oils at Cambo

These are the oils currently on display at Cambo, in the Stables Visitor Centre, until the end of this month – September 2019.

September Garden, 92 x 61cm, oil on canvas, framed
Red Tulips under Fruit Trees at Cambo, 76 x 51cm, oil on canvas, framed
Pink Tulips and Bluebells under Fruit Trees at Cambo, 76 x 51cm, oil on canvas, framed

 

See the Sea Through the Trees, Cambo Woodland Walk, 120 x 100cm, oil on box canvas, unframed
Into the Spring Sun, one of the first oil paintings from my time as Artist in Residence at Cambo, Kingsbarns, oil on canvas 61 x 51cm, framed
Gorse Smells Like Honey 40 x 40cm, oil on canvas, framed
Cambo Woodland Burn, 100 x 50cm, oil on box canvas, unframed

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Coming up fast is my next exhibition, this time along with many others at the great Pittenweem Arts Festival, in Fife. You can find me just outside of the town at Ovenstone Brewery, along with a dozen or so other artists, a cafe. Perfect for calling in on your way in to the festival or on your way home as we are open a little later than the rest. For details, click on the link below. Here are a few of my new works that will be exhibited:

Poppies, Skylark and a Comma at Kingsbarns, 61cm x 61cm oil on canvas.
Peacock on May Blossom, 61 cm x 61cm, oil on canvas
See the Sea Through the Trees, Cambo Woodland Walk, 120cm x 100cm, oil on canvas

https://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

Cambo Residency – second month

I continue working on the residency into May and the garden changes every day. The last remaining snowdrops gave way to the wood anemones, daffodils and grape hyacinths, then tulips and wild garlic, primroses… It comes in waves like the sea. The sound track is the garden birds, including the tree sparrows, loads of goldfinches, the buzzards, jackdaws and blue tits, and today an unidentified warbler. The trees are nearly all in leaf now although there are a few still at the bud stage. I have a lot of material in terms of sketches, plein air pieces and one or two finished oils. I have many paintings forming in my head and some preparatory sketches in my sketchbook. I’m a little distracted by the Dundee Art Fair looming on my horizon in two weeks time, although I have 3 weeks left of painting at Cambo, however my resulting exhibition doesn’t start until mid August, so I have -some- time!

My first oil from the residency at Cambo

 

Week 1 @ Cambo Gardens

Here are some sketches from my first week or so at Cambo – see previous post about my residency or in my newsletter number 6 – a link is attached on my About Me page of this website. The weather is everything when working outside because I sit still and look, and look, for many minutes or maybe even hours because that is what it is all about for me.  So I have been wrapped up in layers of clothes and even fingerless gloves. The bare winter trees, springing into life after the winter, and the bright spring bulbs are just looking fabulous at the moment. These mixed media sketches below may be developed further into new pieces or oil paintings in time for my exhibition at Cambo in the early autumn. I like the contrast between the greys of the dead wood and the fresh colours of new growth. I have seen quite a bit of birdlife too including tree sparrows, blue tits, jackdaws, buzzards, bumble bees and also a butterfly – flying too fast to identify.

Pittenweem Art Festival

Towards Kilrenny Kirk. 20 x 20cm, oil on canvas. based on a sunset observed over a field of winter wheat, on the Eastt Neuk coast.

I’m very pleased and excited to be exhibiting at the Pittenweem Art Festival in the lovely harbour town in Fife this year for the first time. Opening night is 4th August and it runs for nine days until 13th. If you haven’t been before, check out the website below to see what it is all about – well worth a visit. Less than 1 week to go!

Pittenweem Art Festival

Lots of New Work to show

I have been busy lately and have some new oils and watercolours to be shown at my upcoming open studios. I will post pictures of them all after the exhibition, but here are a couple to whet the appetite!

Crail Church, small 20 x 20cm oil on canvas.
Sunsetting at Tentsmuir, with snow on the ground. Watercolour on paper, around 30 x 20cm.

up close

The exhibition of artwork resulting from my Artist in Residency at the Highland Wildlife Park, near Kincraig, has now ended. It was a very enjoyable experience for me and I have now sold six of the pictures. The remaining artwork is still for sale if you would like to get in contact with me. A big thank you to the staff who were very helpful during the residency.

Polar bear, watercolour on khadi paper, 30cm x 30cm. SOLD