|The Secret Gardens: mixed media on wood, 21 x 16cm|
I must admit, that I took the opportunity to have a little break from oil painting burlesque ladies and headed to the Glasgow Print Studio to make some new monoprints inspired by my trips to Fife and particularly the village of Pittenweem. I produced a fair number of prints but was inspired, by them, to make some small mixed media works on wood, of the boats and houses I sketched and photographed a couple of years ago.
|Paintings in progress: it was great getting the glue out again!|
Here are the works in the first stages where I added the collaged and printed elements to the pictures. I really enjoyed getting covered in glue and paint - the early stages are the fun bit!
|Pittenweem Harbour 3: mixed media on wood 21 x 16cm|
I plan to do some larger works based on these little studies, but for now I will delighted if these little paintings find new homes!
|West Shore, Pittenweem, monotype & ink on paper, 32 x 45cm|
The Pittenweem Arts Festival is well worth a visit. It runs this year from 5th August (opening evening) to the 14th August. Saturday 6th August features lots of events including the Plein Air Painting event and a torchlight parade in the evening finished off by a great fireworks display. Maybe see you there!
ps. The work will still be on view until the end of October, so if you missed the festival, you can still catch the art.