A Rocky Cove
Well, that's all the commissions complete! This has been by far my busiest month so far, and I've been heads-down working for weeks now. Although I've produced several paintings, all of them apart from this one are for Christmas presents so I've been asked not to publish them. It/'s quite frustrating because publicity is the lifeblood of any artist, and I hate being quiet on social media for this long! Anyway, this is 'A Rocky Cove', watercolour, 15 x 11". This painting celebrates the couple in the distance becoming engaged at this spot, and I wanted to create a happy, sunny piece full of light and optimism for the future. I have taken advantage of the impact and brightness available by contrasting colour opposites - in this case, orange and blue. These colours lie at diametrically opposite points on the 'colour wheel' and by placing them together, they produce real impact. The reds seem brighter because of the blue, and vice versa. I love this painting for its modern, bright look, as well as the patterns in the ancient sandstone. This painting is one of the first I have painted on Saunders Waterford High White paper, too. It's 100% cotton rag with a wonderful rough surface which gives the painting real character whilst ensuring it will last for a very, very long time. It also helps to produce this brightness and crisp, clear colours. I love it, and will be using it again - and again, and again! I look forward to showing you some more of my work from December after Christmas and in the early New Year. For now, I'm looking forward to being able to concentrate on my own projects again - watch this space!
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A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.