The images below are some of my favourite paintings which are now available in limited edition print form. professionally printed using the highest quality materials, they look stunning. Click on an image to be taken to the right page! I hope you like these as much as I do!
Well, today 5 unlimited prints sold, 2 of which were 'Coming Home', shown here! I have also sold an original watercolour, so things are moving along nicely after a couple of quiet weeks of late. I can also announce that I have signed and numbered the first batch of my runs of limited edition prints. Prints of my paintings: 'Autumn Sunshine, Lossiemouth Harbour' and 'Loading up at Lossiemouth' will run for an edition of 95 prints. 'Findhorn Reflections' and Calm Day at Findhorn Bay' will run for only 75 each. These are already attracting some interest, so I hope the early numbers will move fast. The printer and publisher is currently working out costs and I will be announcing prices in the middle of this week. I am really looking forward to getting these out as they are beautiful prints, with colours indistinguishable from the original works, and printed with very fine quality materials on top-grade print paper. Stay tuned!
Winter has arrived in the Highlands, although that's probably no surprise in mid-November! I woke up this morning to a beautiful blue day after an overnight snowfall and I just knew I had to get out and paint. The only problem was that it was just below freezing with a stiff breeze that really made it feel cold. Wiser men would have dressed better for the conditions. Most would have advised those with very little hair to at least wear a hat! Undeterred by these considerations I duly ventured out and froze! In fact, I like the cold. The main problem was the paint, which refused to dry under these conditions and actually started to freeze on the paper. The only way I could dry it was by taking the painting back to the car between washes and blasting it with the heating system! Here's the result: 'Boat O'Brig Crossing', where the railway crosses the River Spey in the distance on a beautiful old metal bridge amidst the splendour of the Spey Valley.
For entertainment value, I thought I'd add this picture of me doing the painting today. Check out the red nose! For obvious reasons, I don't usually include pictures of myself but I did find my almost total lack of preparation amusing and thought it would add an interesting addendum. I propped my camera on the other gatepost but you can probably get an idea of my photography skills from the fact I only have half a head. Here you can see my expensive equipment - left hand used to grip pad and hold palette while numb right hand paints! I can almost hear my mother saying 'Put a hat on, idiot!' Well, I loved it Mum...
Well, I've been quiet for a while now and there's a reason for that. We have a new puppy! Zena is not a warrior princess, she's a Labrador, a cross between blond and 'red fox', 11 weeks old and unbearably cute! She's also a ball of destructive energy which I can't take my eyes off for long, hence the gap in my painting output. Yesterday and today, though, I've had the chance to devote some time to it, and I'm rather pleased with the results! I really wanted to 'pan out' from some of the closer work I've been doing lately and to get that 'big sky' feeling back with the illusion of loads of space. I think this works. 'First Snowfall' is reasonably large at 15 x 10" and I enjoyed the change. I love the sky and the sense of recession which I've tried to create in the background trees. I've always been entranced with the way some colours granulate on the paper and this effect in the sky was deliberate - for those interested the blues in the mix were cerulean and ultramarine, both of which break up beautifully on the paper. This is another of those that I don't want to cut off the board, so it'll spend a day or two on my mantelpiece! At least there it'll be out of the way of the puppy! Take care, and, as usual, if you'd like to buy any of my paintings or even just talk about them, please just get in touch. I look forward to it!
Really very excited to announce that the first of my paintings to be available in print form will be ready very soon. They will be available mounted but unframed at various sizes. This is 'Duffus Castle from the Bridge' and looks absolutely beautiful in print form! I'll be announcing prices and sizes very soon - I can't wait and this will hopefully add a new dimension to my little business.
The other prints which will be available first are these: 'Autumn Sunshine, Lossiemouth Harbour' (top) and 'Loading up at Lossiemouth'. These will be a bit special as they will be available on a limited edition basis only! They will be available singly and separately, or, as shown here, as a pair together on a single print. Again, all will be sold mounted but unframed. I have mounted the proof copy of this pair and framed it for my own wall - it looks absolutely stunning, in my opinion!
I hope to produce many more of my paintings in print form but the originals will remain for sale here on my website and in the several real and virtual locations they are exhibited. These Lossiemouth originals are still available but I'm afraid the original of 'Duffus Castle from the Bridge' already has a new owner! All the best for now, Rob.
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.